You may not know it, but it's the biggest disaster threat to people in this country. It happens quickly, devastating lives and homes in just minutes. It's not always in the news, but it's happening right now somewhere in the country. On average, 7 people die every day from a home fire.
Disastrous home fires leave families with nowhere to go and no one to turn to. An astonishing 93% of all disasters the American Red Cross responds to are home fires, and unlike floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters, home fires can be preventable. More importantly, knowing about fire safety and prevention can save lives.
Just one out of every ten households is prepared for the worst, including creating a fire escape plan. Where are you and your family's plan? Red Nose Response encourages you to make a plan and practice it so every family member knows what to do to keep loved ones and pets safe. How prepared are you?