Fire Prevention

To date in 2021, 86 Michigan residents have lost their lives in house fires. This is a 1% decrease in deaths, and a 2.8% increase in fires over the same time period in 2020. We again encouraging you and your departments to share this information and please increase your outreach efforts in your community for fire safety, including smoke alarms and practicing escape plans.

 The especially vulnerable populations continue to be low income, disabled, and smokers. A few other items of interest: 

·     Saturday (21), Sunday (15), Monday (13) are the deadliest days for fire (This is a change from previous years.)

·     59% of victims are between 40-79 years old

·     84% victims are 40 or older

·     All child victims have been under the age of 5 (4 deaths)

 We encourage you to use the following resources: 

·     MFIS social media posts

·     NFPA Public Education materials - https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education

·     USFA Outreach materials - https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/

 For up to date information on the current fire statistics in our state visit our website at https://mfis.org/fire-stats.

 Together we can make a difference in the fire deaths in our state.

 Fatal Fire Stats Sheet - PDF

 Fatal Fire Stats Sheet - JPEG

 Fatal Fire Stats Sheets - PNG

 Fire Prevention Month Social Media Materials

 



Carelessness causes most fires in the home. Does your home pass this checklist? Place a check mark next to the items that your household has done. Test your friends too! Your Fire Department offers free home fire safety inspection. Call your firefighters to set up an appointment at 734-482-9778. 


                                    Actions That Can Prevent A Fire 


___ Lighters and matches are in a locked or high cabinet.

___ Cooking pot handles in the kitchen are facing toward the back of the stove.

___ Your electrical outlets are not overloaded, and you don't have any frayed cracked, or broken cords.

___ After grilling or using the fireplace, your hot ashes are stored in a proper metal container, filled with water, away from the house.

___ Your smoke detectors batteries have been changed twice a year at the same time you reset your clocks for daylight Saving Time or another standard time.

___ You have a carbon monoxide detector is mounted near your gas appliances.

___ All exits from rooms are not blocked.

___ You have a fire extinguisher on each level of the house.

___ You have the family escape plan mapped out and posted in a visible place in the house.

___ Small electrical appliances are unplugged if not in use.

Fire Prevention Tips