Home Fires Can Be Prevented
- More than 2,500 Americans die each year in fires.
- Approximately 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States each year.
- Direct property loss due to home fires is estimated at $7.3 billion annually.
It is important to understand the basic characteristics of fire in order to protect yourself and your family. Fire is fast, hot, dark, and deadly. Fire spreads quickly with no time to gather valuables or make a phone call. In only two minutes, the heat and smoke of a fire can be more dangerous than the flames becoming extremely life threatening as each minute goes by.
Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio. Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue encourages you to learn more about fires and how to prevent them. Only when we know the true nature of fire can we prepare our families and ourselves.
There are time-test ways to prevent and survive a fire. It’s not a question of luck. It’s a matter of planning ahead. Read safety tips to prevent, prepare, and protect you and your family