More than 3,400 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 17,500 are injured.
An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. There are time-tested ways to prevent and survive a fire. It's not a question of luck. It's a matter of planning ahead (FEMA 2013). The links on the left offer a wealth of information on what you can do to protect your home, help make your family fire aware, plan for the need to leave your home, and recover for damage that may occur.