Kitchen-fireAre you ready? Are you completing regular property inspections? Is your property protected? Are your residents educated on fire safety?  All of these are essential in fire prevention and protection of your property.  Most people believe fires can only happen to other people - not to me and not in my home  Yet, over 80 percent of fire deaths occur in the home, most claiming the lives of the young, the elderly and the disadvantaged. You can make a difference¬¶

In addition to cooking and careless smoking kids playing with matches or lighters is one of the main causes of fires in public housing. Misuse of extension cords, portable heaters and cooking appliances, as well as improper storage of flammable or combustible materials are all actual and potential causes of fires in the home.  We can talk about these another day, but for now lets talk about how you can prevent fires from cooking as well as from kids playing with matches.