Put a Freeze on Winter Fires


Video: NFPA President Jim Pauley talks about the Put a Freeze on Winter Fires campaign. Read the news release.

Cooking

Cooking is the number one cause of home fires and injuries in the U.S.; unattended cooking is by far the leading cause of cooking fires.


Video: This season, families spend more time in the kitchen than braving the cold winter temperatures outside. NFPA provides some quick tips to help you and your family reduce the risk of cooking fires in your home.

Heating

Keep fire safety in mind when heating your home in the winter months ahead. December, January and February are the leading months for home heating fires. Overall, heating equipment is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire deaths.


Video: Heating equipment is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire deaths. Fortunately, the vast majority of home heating fires can be prevented by following some simple steps and guidelines.

Candles

On average, 29 home candle fires were reported each day (between 2007 and 2011). More than half of home candle fires occur when candles are placed too close to things that can burn.


Video: NFPA's Lisa Braxton shares a few candle fire safety tips to consider.

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