In 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 8,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis, or barbecues per year, including an average of 3,900 structure fires and 5,100 outside fires. These 8,900 fires caused annual averages of 10 civilian deaths, 160 reported civilian injuries, $118 million in direct property damage.
Things are heating up for Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme, Hear The Beep Where You Sleep, is targeted toward educating others about the importance of active, accessible and operating smoke alarms. The majority of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no working smoking alarms. However, installing them into homes is just the beginning. Share this infographic on your social platforms to educate others about taking fire safety to the next level.