While a warm home and a hot meal on a cold winter’s day may conjure up thoughts of safety and security, the unfortunate reality is that winter is the leading time of year for home fires in the U.S. That’s why NFPA and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) have teamed up to help prevent home fires in the winter months.
Through a jointly sponsored initiative – Put a Freeze on Winter Fires – NFPA and USFA are working collaboratively to tell the public about ways to stay fire-safe this winter. The effort targets home heating and cooking, which represent the two leading causes of U.S. home fires. Both types of fires peak in the winter months.
Video: NFPA's Vice President of Communications, Lorraine Carli, gives some tips to help prevent winter fires.
NFPA and USFA recommend several safety tips to prevent winter home fires - check them out to stay safe now!