Clothes dryer safety tip sheet | NFPA
Did you know that taking care of your clothes dryer is important to the safety of your home? With a few simple safety tips you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire; download NFPA's free tips.
Research Foundation - Oven Furnace and Dryer Explosion Incidents
The purpose of this Research Foundation project, which is documented in this report, was to gather information regarding explosion incidents in which an oven, furnace, or dryer was involved. This information was then sorted and a basic analysis was conducted in order to provide useful information to the Technical Committee on Ovens and Furnaces.
Lint in dryer leads to fire
In Iowa, the Dubuque Fire Department reports that lint in a dryer exhaust duct started an early morning fire recently at a mobile home. Firefighters were able to quickly locate the fire under the mobile home and extinguish it. According to KCRG-TV9, the…
As warmer weather approaches, NFPA offers 6 key tips to safely tackle spring cleaning
Melted snow, budding trees, longer days: they’re all signs that the warmer months are fast-approaching - and for many of us, these seasonal hallmarks are reminders to start spring cleaning in and around our homes.
As people power up their lawnmowers,…
Antifreeze (in home fire sprinklers)
Arson and intentional fires
Arson and youth fire setting
Board and care facilities
Campus and dorm fires
Car fires - see vehicle safety tips
Christmas tree fires
Cigarettes - see smoking…
NFPA research report - Oven, Furnace and Dryer Explosion Incidents
The purpose of this Research Foundation project, which is documented in this report, was to gather information regarding explosion incidents in which an oven, furnace, or dryer was involved.
NFPA report - Home fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines
An overview of home structure fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines and includes statistics by factor contributing to ignition, item first ignited and area of origin.
New report outlines trends in home fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines
In recent years, the annual number of home fires involving clothes dryers and washing machines reported to U.S. fire departments has fluctuated from year to year, after falling in the early 1980s and then leveling off in the 1990s. This is according to a…
Reports on the US fire problem | NFPA
Every 24 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation. Although the number of fires and fire deaths have decreased significantly since the 1970’s, some statistics are more troubling. We continue to analyze fire data to better understand the fire problem and its trends.