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​​​​​​​​​Civilian Fire ​​Fatalities in Residential Buildings​​​

A newly released report looks at the characteristics of residential building fire fatalities. From 2011 to 2013, civilian fire fatalities in residential buildings accounted for 83 percent of all fire fatalities. Bedrooms, at 50 percent, were the leading home location where fire fatalities occurred. Download this free report from the U.S. Fire Administration's website​ here Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Buildings 2011-13


 

​​Driving

If you choose to travel this winter take time to prepare yourself for your trip.  Plan your travel with plenty of time to enjoy your trip and arrive safely at your destinations.  

Set reasonable expectations and plan frequent stops to stay rested and informed of weather warnings.  Avoid last minute changes or being rushed.  Rember, tired or distracted drivers can be as dangerous as intoxicated ones.

As you travel this winter, frequently check your tires' inflation and wear.  Ensure your lights and signals are working and keep your fuel, oil and coolant levels topped off.


Household Safety

Water that tree and keep it unplugged and off if not in use.

Keep flammable materials away from heat sources.  Limit the use of extension cords and power-strips.  Do not overload outlets or electrical circuits.​

Keep chemicals in their original labled containers if practical.  If you do place them into smaller containers for use, label them to avoid dangerous mixing, improper use or accidental poisoning. Keep chemicals where children and pets cannot access them.

Secure firearms and ammunition where children and others cannot access them.