One (1) of every thirteen (13) residents in our community is under age 5, that is over 7%,
an age range not served by our local fire department prevention education program.
1 in 7 doesn't speak English at home, while over 8% are 65+ and 10.3% were born outside the country. (2010 US Census)
Over 40% of juvenile firesetters are under age 5. Firesetting is the largest cause of home deaths among children where almost 34% of the victims of child-set fires are the children themselves.
40% of set fires are by Children
“ Children mistakenly believe that they can control the fires that they set. Once
a fire is set, it only takes about two-
minutes for the flame from a single
“ Working smoke alarms in your home double the chance of surviving fire. ”
if children know to get out right away when smoke alarms sound and go to their family meeting place, the one place outside where everyone should meet.
Alternate Language Resources:
Never Hide from Fire
“ Do not hide from firefighters.”
Teaching kids how firefighters look and sound with air masks saves lives.