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Fires and Burns
The best way to protect the people and things that you care about from fire is to prevent the fire in the first place. There are some simple ways you can prevent a fire from starting. In Utah, most fires occur while cooking, also causing the most fire-related injuries. Candles, heating, and children using matches and lighters are the most common causes of fires and fire-related injuries and deaths as well.
Make a plan to get out of your home, school and workplace in case of a fire. Practice your plan at least twice each year. For more on fire drill plans click here.
National Fire Facts: Some of these might surprise you!
National Costs: Injuries sustained in a fire cost about $7.5 billion each year in the United States.
Groups at increased risk of fire-related injuries and deaths include:
Sourcs: National Fire Protection Association, Fire Analysis and Research Division; 2009.
Safety Fact Sheets
Take Safety Home and prevent fires in your home with these resources:
Request FREE Take Safety Home Resource materials. These materials are a valuable addition to any safety meeting or employee safety fair and something that employees can take home and share with family members.