HALLOWEEN FIRE SAFETY TIPS AND FACTS News item posted on : Tuesday October 15th 2019
Halloween is one of America’s favorite holidays. It’s fun and exciting but we want to help keep your family and friends safe.
According to fema.gov, “For each year from 2014 to 2016, an estimated 10,100 fires were reported to fire departments in the United States over a three-day period around Halloween and caused an estimated 20 deaths, 125 injuries and $102 million in property loss.”
“The largest general property type category was outside fire (38 percent) followed by residential fires (32 percent). Residential Halloween fires, however, resulted in the most deaths (68 percent), injuries (79 percent) and property loss (51 percent).”
Below are some fire safety tips courtesy of FEMA and NFPA:
Teach your children to stay away from open flames and keep open flames away from the reach of children and pets. This doesn’t just go for Halloween but for any time of year.
In case of a fire, make sure you have your fire exit strategy and plan in place.
Stay safe, have fun and Happy Halloween from your friends at Compass Adjusting Services!
Find more Halloween fire data here: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/statistics/snapshot_halloween.pdf