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Residential Fire Protection

ATTIC Use a heat detecting fire alarm, and keep it out of direct sunlight. If you can access your attic via a pulldown staircase, make sure you have a fire alarm. BEDROOM HALLWAY Install a residential fire sprinkler system that covers every floor of the house, Install a fire alarm outside every sleeping area. Use a flame resistant mattress. Have a fire escape plan and practice it with your family! Don't hide TV power cables * behind walls. KITCHEN FAMILY ROOM Turn pot handles toward center of stove. If a fire starts in the oven, don't Use caution with fireplaces. open the door - let it burn out. BASEMENT HALLWAY Hot Water Furnace Keep your HVAC closet free of debris. JUST THE FACTS • 92% of structure fire deaths resulted from home fires • Cooking is the leading cause of home structure fires • Kitchens are the leading area of origin for home structure fires (37%) • 8% of home fires started in the bedroom • Smoking is a leading cause of fire deaths • Home fires peak around dinner hours between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. • 62% of home fire deaths resulted in homes that has no working smoke alarms • Residential fire sprinklers cut your risk of dying in home fires by 80% and reduce property loss by 71% per fire! • Working smoke alarms cut your risk of dying in a home fire by 50% (source: KAUFFMAN CO.

Residential Fire Protection

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