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Fire Safety Facts and Figures

– 1 in every 3 smoke alarms in the United States is outdated!
– In 2 out of every 3 home fires, a child was injured or killed because a smoke alarm was not working properly.
– More than 800 children age 14 or younger die in home fires each year.
– A home fire doubles in size every 30 seconds.
– One a house fire has started, you have less than five minutes to get everyone in the house to safety.
– Most deadly fires in the United States occur during the night: between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
– Every year, home fires kill more Americans than all natural disasters combined.
– 1 in 5 alarms do not work because of dead or missing batteries.
– 1 in 3 fires occurred in homes with alarms that do not work because of dead or missing batteries.
– A home fire starts every 83 seconds.