Fire and Burn Prevention Task Force
The risk of dying in a home structure fire is 54% lower in homes with working smoke alarms than homes with no alarm or nonworking alarm. Nationally, smoke alarms were present in 74% of home fires in 2012-2016. Almost 3 out of 5 home fire deaths during this time period were in properties with no smoke alarms (40%) or smoke alarms that failed to operate (17%). Preventing fire and burn related injuries and deaths among children and increasing awareness of the leading local causes and types of fire and burn injuries are the goals of the SKLLC Fire & Burn Prevention Task Force.
Fire and Burn Prevention Task Force Activities
- Providing education for landlords and property managers with proven strategies to protect tenants and property from fire and tenant education on maintenance of smoke alarms.
- Providing school and community fire/burn safety educational demonstrations and presentations using the Fire Safe House.