Sure, you may be aware that grills and fireworks pose threats, but you may be surprised at just how often simple mistakes lead to devastating fires that result in death, injury and property damage.
Below are some eye-opening facts about how often fires occur as well as essential fire safety tips that you should keep in mind and share with your friends and family.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, "In 2010, fireworks caused an estimated 15,500 reported fires… These fires resulted in an estimated eight reported deaths, 60 civilian injuries and $36 million in direct property damage."
To ensure you, your family, pets and home avoid the dangers associated with fireworks, consider these valuable firework safety tips from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:
A fact sheet featured on the National Fire Protection Association's website states, "In 2005–2009, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 8,200 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues per year… These 8,200 fires caused annual average of 15 civilian deaths, 120 reported civilian injuries and $75 million in direct property damage."
As you and your family grill or barbecue this summer, consider these helpful tips from Rainbow International®, a damage restoration and remediation franchise:
Below are some additional grill safety tips from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:
For even more information on fire safety, check out a wealth of statistics and tips at NFPA.org.
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