Easter is supposed to be a day of glory, celebration, resurrection and new life. Unfortunately, this past Easter Sunday while watching the news I heard about a tragic story about a brother and sister, both only 4 years old, who had died earlier that morning after a fire erupted at their grandfather’s home Queens, NY. What made it even more devastating was that the fire was apparently sparked by one of the children playing around with a lighter in a basement bedroom. This was truly a sad story, but also frustrating because it could have been prevented by teaching that child about the power and danger of fire.
So today’s post is a sort of fire prevention PSA, I’m not waiting until October for Fire Prevention week. If this information can help to prevent even one fire or save one person, sharing it now is well worth it!
According to research from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year there are more than 1.3 million fires reported in the United States. These fires cause more than 3,400 civilian deaths, 17,500 civilian injuries and cause more than $12.4 billion in property damage.