Fire deaths can be reduced by teaching people the basic facts about fire. When most people think of fire, it is bright; it isn't thick, black smoke that can quickly fill a home.
The increasing severity of home fires due to modern building contents and open space configurations makes it crucial that people understand the dangers of smoke and are prepared to leave their homes immediately in the event of fire.
Did you know:
Residents could have less than 2 minutes to escape a home fire once the smoke alarm sounds.
Know the facts about fire
This video contains some simple messages to help you explain the characteristics of fire to community members.
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Fire is FAST!
There is little time to escape. It only takes minutes for thick, black smoke to fill your home.Download for Facebook and Twitter GIF
Fire is HOT!
Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures can be 100 degrees F at the floor and rise to well over 600 degrees F at eye level.Download for Facebook and Twitter GIF
Fire is DARK!
Fire produces thick, black smoke that can make it difficult to see even brightly lit objects. If you wake up to a fire, it may be hard to see through the smoke.Download for Facebook and Twitter GIF
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