As we all continue to remain safer at home, that means more cooking at home and new challenges related to safety. Kitchen fires are the leading cause of home fire occurrences, and unfortunately, one of the deadlier.
With 133 fire related fatalities in 2018, 117 in 2019 and 79 so far in 2020, we have a lot of work to do on our journey to preventing kitchen fires. This starts with education and awareness.
For October 2020, join us as we Put the Lid on Kitchen Fires!
Check out the campaign’s videos featuring tips and resources on The Dangers of Unattended Cooking and How to Set-up a Kids Free Zone.
Did You Know?
According to the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI), so far in 2020, 27% of fatal fires occurred in a place without a smoke alarm.
In 2019, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimated that more than $14.8 billion in property damage nationally was a result of fires.
According to the NFPA, in 2019, local fire departments responded to an estimated 1.3 million fires. That is a fire somewhere in the US every 24 seconds.