Fire Safety

(BPT) – With Fire Prevention Week taking place from October 9-15, it’s a great time to evaluate your home for fire safety. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) September 2015 Structure Fires Report, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 357,000 home fires per year between 2009-2013, causing $6.9 billion in damage and 2,470 deaths. The NFPA cites cooking equipment, heating equipment and electrical distribution systems as the three leading causes of accidental home fires, but there are steps homeowners can take to help prevent them.

Source: Fire safety reminders to protect your home and family – Wayne County Journal-Banner Online: Home Improvement