About Fire Safety and
Each year, fires cause numerous deaths and millions
of dollars in loss of property. Communities must have
a good fire prevention program as well as a well-trained
and well-equipped fire department. About half of all
fires are caused by carelessness or lack of common sense.
One out of ten is caused by cigarettes, matches, or other
Public education has brought great improvement in fire
prevention in the United States and Canada. Many people
have learned to take precautions against fire. Boys and
girls in schools practice fire drills and learn how to
prevent fires. They bring that information home
to their parents. Each year, the President
of the United States sets aside a week in October as Fire Prevention Week.
Each person is urged to examine his own home, both
inside and out, and to make it safe from fire. Use this
checklist to to see causes of fires in the home.
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