2020 Virtual MSOC
FDNY FIRE ZONE
A UL Certified product is like receiving a seal approval.
More than 33 percent of candle fires occur when candles are left unattended.
It is important to have an escape plan.
The majority of fires and burns can be prevented during food preparation.
Nearly half of holiday decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source.
Candle fires peak on Christmas Eve, followed by New Years and Christmas Day.
Defective lighting, including electrical cords and plugs, cause almost half of all Christmas tree fires.
A kid-free zone around your stove and oven is the best way to keep kids safe from cooking fires.
Deep fryer fires cause death, injuries and more than $15 million in property damage every year.
An operable smoke alarm cuts your chances of dying in a fire nearly in half.
If your clothes catch on fire, running can make it worse.
Nicknamed “The Silent Killer”, Carbon Monoxide is Totally Undetectable by Human Senses
The type of building you live in can determine how you should respond to a fire.
Tea lights or glow sticks make for safer jack-o-lanterns.
More than one third of home fires occur during the months of December, January and February.
Natural gas has no scent of its own so an odorous scent is added for your safety!
An open fire hydrant without a sprinkler cap wastes 1000 gallons of water per minute!
Children cause thousands of home fires each year by playing with matches, lighters or candles.
If gasoline vapors ignite, one gallon can explode with the same force as 14 sticks of dynamite!
Around 10 thousand people are medically treated for fireworks-related injuries every year.
Firefighters and paramedics are your friends.
Each floor of your home should have a working fire extinguisher.
BBQ grills on residential properties cause more than 1500 structural fires and 4200 outdoor fires every year.
Overloaded electrical outlets are one of the major causes of residential fires
Your daycare and/or school should have a solid emergency action plan
More than half of all home fire deaths occur between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths in the home for people 65 and older
Cooking fires remain the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries. Unattended cooking accounts for one third of these fires.