Due to Alabama being ranked 5th in the nation in the number of residential fire deaths, the state Fire Chief’s Association along with the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s office has rolled out a new campaign to try and help reduce the fire death rate. The campaign is known as “TURN YOUR ATTENTION TO FIRE PREVENTION”. This initiative is to help people become more aware of the dangers of fire. The leading cause of residential fire deaths is unattended cooking. The second leading cause is alternate heating sources, such as space heaters.
Remember: most fires are preventable!
#1 Cause of residential fires is unattended cooking
# 2 Cause of residential fires is alternated heating sources
The Alabama fire service is adopting a new fire prevention slogan due to the increased fire deaths and burn victims this year. The Prattville Fire Department is proud to participate.