The leading cause of home fires and related injuries is home-cooking equipment. However, most fire-related deaths are from residential fires ignited by smoking materials such as cigarettes. (Stanford Hospital, 2020)A fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds & one civilian fire-related death occurs every 144 minutes. (NFPA, 2020)
Every year families lose their homes to fires. Does your family have an evacuation plan? The most frequent fire in the house is in the kitchen. Would your family know what to do in case of a fire?