Safety AND Preparedness

Extension Cord Fire Safety Information

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Extension cord safety tips


Fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. These fires caused an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and an average of $43 million in direct property damage. In 2015, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 11,900 people for fireworks related injuries; 51% of those injuries were to the extremities and 41% were to the head. Children younger than 15 years of age accounted for one-quarter (26%) of the estimated 2015 injuries. -According to NFPA

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarm Due to Potential Safety Risk (March 2018)

kidde recall March 2018