Put a FREEZE on Winter Fires

  • 905 people die in winter home fires each year.
  • $2,091,000,000 in property loss occurs from winter home fires.
  • 67 percent of winter fires occur in one- and two-family homes.

  • Cooking is the leading cause of all winter home fires.
  • 5 to 8 p.m. is the most common time for winter home fires.

Source: National Fire Incident Reporting System 2009-2011

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Watch this short video to learn how you can prevent portable heater fires in your home this winter. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AMQ1ASnmNU

More information on protection yourself and your family this winter can be found at: 

http://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/heating.html

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