Seamus Ward, a retired New York City Firefighter and New York City Fire Department Fire Marshall, will be joining Dr. Galati to discuss home fire safety, including prevention of home fires, as well as how to select and use a fire exstinguisher.
An estimated 1,800 fatal residential building fires are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 2,635 deaths, 725 injuries, and $196 million in property loss. Smoking is the leading cause of fatal residential building fires (19 percent).
The leading areas of fire origin in fatal residential building fires are bedrooms (27 percent) and common areas such as living and family rooms (23 percent). The US Government has published data
on household fires and their impact.
Links of interest are posted below. Read them and share with your family.