helpful Tips to
Keep Your Family Safe
Smoke detectors are extremely effective at preventing fire-related death and injury. The chances of dying in a residential fire are cut in half when a working smoke detector is present. Residential sprinkler systems, escape plans and fire extinguishers are also effective at preventing and mitigating this risk.
Ohio Fire Facts
- A destructive fire of some kind occurs in Ohio once every seven minutes.
- A residential fire occurs every 30 minutes in Ohio
- An arson fire is set once an hour in Ohio
- A civilian is injured by fire in Ohio every four hours
- Four firefighters are seriously injured each day in Ohio while fighting fires
- Seventy-five percent of the people killed in fires in Ohio die in their own homes Smoking is the leading cause of fatal residential fires
- The most common type of residential fire in urban areas is cooking-related
- The most common type of residential fire in suburban and rural areas is related to wood heating
- A recent survey indicates that up to two-thirds of Ohio households are equipped with smoke detectors