Fire Prevention Week

Fast facts about fire

  1.  Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Only one in five home fires were reported during these hours.
  2. One quarter of home fire deaths were caused by fires that started in the bedroom. Another quarter resulted from fires in the living room, family room or den.
  3. Three out of five home fire deaths happen from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  4. In 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 367,500 home structure fires. These fires caused 2,745 deaths, 11,825 civilian injuries, and $6.8 billion in direct damage.
  5. On average, seven people die in U.S. home fires per day.
  6. Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fire injuries, followed by heating equipment.
  7. Smoking materials are the leading cause of home fire deaths.
  8. Most fatal fires kill one or two people. In 2014, 15 home fires killed five or more people resulting in a total of 88 deaths.
  9. During 2009-2013, roughly one of every 335 households had a reported home fire per year.

Sparky Shows you how to check your smoke alarm


Humboldt Bay Fire Open House

Humboldt Bay Fire Open House. This Saturday, 10am – 3pm at Station 1 (533 C Street, Eureka) for Station Tours, various safety displays, free refreshments and raffle prizes, demonstrations of the 1904 Steam Fire Engine, Tiller Ladder Truck and vehicle extrication and more. Advanced Security Systems will be there too. Stop by and pick up a tote bag and get quizzed on smoke detectors!