Fire Safety Prevention Week
Horseheads (WENY)---It's Fire Prevention Week across the country and fire-houses here in the Twin Tiers are opening their doors to educate as many people as possible.
Fast Facts about Fires:
- In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure fires. These fires caused 13,910 civilian injuries, 2,520 civilian deaths, $6.9 billion in direct damage.
- On average, seven people die in U.S. home fires per day.
- Cooking is the leading cause home fires and home fire injuries, followed heating equipment. Smoking is a leading cause of civilian home fire deaths.
- Most fatal fires kill one or two people. In 2011, 12 home fires killed five or more people resulting in a total of 67 deaths.
Friday night the Horseheads Fire Department is hosting an Open House from 6- 8 PM. Join volunteer firefighters for free demonstrations and safety precautions.
For more info on Fire Prevention 2013: http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week