Fire is not the first thing I think about when I think of cold mornings and snowy nights. But, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. What, you say? I was surprised too, but as I thought about it, it became clear.
Winter usually means toasty warm fires, hot home cooking, and festive holiday decorations. All things that could and do cause home fires. Winter residential building fires usually occur in the early evening hours, from 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., with cooking as the number one culprit. Although it's at its peak in December, residential building fire incidence is collectively highest in the 3 winter months of January, February, and March, according to the USFA.
Although it's at its peak in December, residential building fire incidence is collectively highest in the 3 winter months of January, February, and March, according to the USFA.
Here at Foremost, we are serious about fire prevention and education. We handle many home fire claims every year that could have possibly been prevented. We are always keeping track of the newest education and technology to help teach our customers to be fire safe. Check out our interactive fire page that offers not only great tips, but cool interactive features! Hint—make sure your speakers are turned on.
Fire is something that can happen in an instant and also be prevented in an instant.
So, before the crazy holiday season begins, read the following fire safety tips that can help you maintain a fire safe home this season:
By all means, enjoy your holiday. Just enjoy it safely! Here are some additional tips from Foremost that will help with planning fire drills and exit windows in your home, just in case.Tweet
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