Fire Prevention Week

 

When was the last time you checked you smoke alarm?  Now is the time as October 5th – 11th is fire prevention week.

 

Did you know that almost 60% of reported home fire deaths in 2007 to 2011 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Cooking is the leading cause of fires in your home with 2 of every 5 fires starting in the kitchen.

 

In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to 370,000 home structure fires. These fires caused $6.9 billion in direct damage.  If a fire does happen to your home it can cause injuries, damage and emotional stress.  Our team at ServiceMaster Restoration Services is certified, trained and equipped to take care of your home after a fire.

 

You can get more fire facts, info and even take a quiz on your fire prevention knowledge on the National Fire Protection Association website –

 

http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week