Facts on Fire! »»»Published: March 26, 2009

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  • Join firefighters Sonny Cudd and Chris Spurlock as they review fire prevention techniques

Approximately 4,000 people die from fire each year and over 25,000 are injured, not to mention the millions of dollars in property damage which occurs. The saddest part is that many of these tragedies are preventable. That’s why proper fire education is essential to minimizing loss of life and property.

Join firefighters Sonny Cudd and Chris Spurlock as they review fire prevention techniques with other fire service professionals.

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The programs in the Facts on Fire series are:

HOME SAFE HOME
imageSeventy-two percent of all fire injuries occur in house fires, while four Be careful with cigarettes.out of five fire deaths also happen at home. In Home, Safe Home fire professionals enumerate the more common home fire hazards and discuss how to avoid them. The targeted topics include risks in your living areas, like the kitchen and the bedroom; special precautions to take when using supplementary heating sources such as fireplaces and space heaters; and ways to avoid electrical system and device hazards. Also featured are several real stories from firefighters who have seen the devastating impact of residential fires on people and property. 
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EQUIPPED FOR SAFETY
imageHow can the presence of a smoke detector double your chances of survival in a fire?Check the batteries in your smoke detector. What can you do to protect yourself from the toxic fumes of an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas? Do home sprinkler systems leave you drowning in water and in debt? Where should you never place a fire extinguisher in your home? In Equipped for Safety, fire professionals highlight several products available that either alert you to fires and fire-related hazards or help you bring them under control. Devices discussed include smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, residential sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers. Details are given on choosing, installing, and properly using and maintaining each device. 
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BUILT FOR SAFETY
imageFor fire to exist, the elements of oxygen, heat and fuel must beBuild with safety in mind. present. In Built for Safety fire professionals highlight ways that homeowners and homebuilders can help to disrupt the “fire triangle” through “fire safe” design practices. Topics covered include reducing ignition sources through the proper installation and maintenance of home heating and electrical systems, as well as regulating sources of fuel through the choice of fire resistant building materials, finishes and furnishings. Also discussed are the increasing use of residential sprinkler systems for controlling fires and the numerous fire detection devices available to alert home residents.
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SAFE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
imageHolidays Be careful with candles. are particularly risky times of the year as far as fire is concerned, from glowing candles and strings of Christmas tree lights to the fireworks people shoot off on New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July. Holidays also mean large family gatherings and lots of cooking. More fires begin in the kitchen than in any other room of the house. This program gives viewers the facts they need to keep themselves and their families safe, so that holiday celebrations do not turn into a season of suffering. Learn what you can do to make the most of the holidays you and your family enjoy together.
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ESCAPE FROM DEATH
imageNo one is immune to fire tragedies. In fact, 80% of all fire deaths occurPlanning can make the difference. in the home; yet only 25% of families have a suitable escape plan worked out. Are you prepared to react immediately? Learn survival techniques for a variety of smoke and fire situations, and how to create and share fire escape plans for your home, your office and more. Riveting dramatizations and expert commentary help you and your family learn how to “escape from death!”
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OUTDOOR OFFENSIVE
imageDid you know that a gallon of gasoline has the explosive force of a Forest fires endanger homes.stick of dynamite, or that more than 5,000 house fires involving gasoline occur annually in the U.S.? Did you know that both the backyard barbeque pit and storage shed are prime starting points for house fires? Do you know how to start an outdoor cooking fire properly or how to safely store household chemicals? What about the fire hazards around rural residences and campgrounds? This program alerts viewers to the precautions they must take to ensure the safety of their family and their property when enjoying the “great outdoors.”
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SPECIAL GROUPS; SPECIAL NEEDS
imageFor persons over the age of 80, as well as those with physical impairments, Older woman cooking.the fire death rate is almost three times higher than it is for the rest of the population. Children under five are twice as likely to die in a fire. If you live in a rural area, your odds of dying in a fire are more than double those of someone living in a mid-sized city or suburban area. Special Groups, Special Needs explores how factors like age, physical impairments, and housing situations can create distinctive fire risks. Join fire professionals as they discuss the reasons behind the numbers and the unique assistance available for these special groups.
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IN THE WRONG HANDS
imageDid Don’t play with matches.you know that 4,000 Americans die in fires every year, or that 85 out of every 100 fire victims are children five years of age or younger? Arson kills more than 700 people annually and causes over 2 billion dollars worth of property damage each year! Statistics reveal that over 50% of arson fires are set by juveniles 18 years of age or younger. Children must be taught the dangers of playing with fire. This program differentiates between unintentional fire and arson, and gives viewers a keen understanding of how to prevent children from becoming arsonists, and what one can do to minimize the chances of becoming a victim of fire.
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