Posted February 9, 2016
It may not be fire prevention week, but we want to help keep you safe and work to prevent fires all the time.
Did you know…..
-10,688 Reported fires in Colorado in 2011
-21 Reported Civilian Deaths
-188 Reported Civilian Injuries
-$132 Million in Property Damage
Source: Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
In the Home
-Home is where we feel the safest, however residential properties are where most fires and fire deaths occur.
-Three quarters of all structure fires occur in residential properties.
-Over 90% of structural fire deaths occur in residential properties.
The top fire causes include:
- Cooking (25%)
- Heating (9%)
- Smoking (4%)
- Electrical (5%)
- Open Flame (5%)
- Incendiary/Arson (7%)
Smoking is the leading cause of fire fatalities