Causes of Fires

Across America, there is a home fire somewhere nearly once every minute. Fires have many causes, but most of them fall into some broad basic categories: cooking, electrical, smoking, and children playing with matches and lighters are the main causes of fires. Hundreds of people die each year from the last one.


Two of your most important safety tasks in the home are to make sure children never have access to matches or lighters, and to educate them on the dangers of fire and how they’re started. These two things cannot be stressed enough. It’s absolutely critical that you never leave matches or lighters where children can get to them. If you smoke, you should never set your lighter down on an end table, coffee table, etc.

SHORTCUTS TO FIRE SAFETY ARTICLES:

Fire Safety and Electrical Appliances
Basic Smoke Detector Information
Types of Smoke Detectors
Basic Fire Extinguisher Information
Causes of Fires
Tips for Safe Use of Lighters and Matches
Explaining Fire Safety Rules to Children
The Importance of Fire Drills and Escape Plans
Kitchen Fire Prevention
Bedroom Fire Safety
Fire Safety Tips
Fireplace and Chimney Safety
Holiday Safety Tips
Miscellaneous Fire Safety Tips
EMT Test Practice Questions