FEMA Child Fire Safety Report

Sheridan Fire Marshal Brian Songer (courtesy photo)
Sheridan Fire Marshal Brian Songer (courtesy photo)

A new study issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's U.S. Fire Administration, or USFA, finds that children ages 14 and under accounted for 13% of fire deaths in 2007. 52% of all children who die in fires are under the age of five.

With the United States in the middle of an especially cold winter, FEMA, the USFA and the National Commission on Children and Disasters are teaming up to call families and communities to action to keep children safe.

Fire Marshal Brian Songer with Sheridan Fire-Rescue, tells us aboutsome new online tools FEMA is launching to help prevent the rise in these statistics and to, in fact, decrease those numbers.

Fire Marshal Songer reminds us of a few common sense tips during these colder months.

For more information on fire-safe behaviors and activities to communicate to your children, visit: http://www.ready.gov or http://www.usfa.dhs.gov

Locally, call (307) 674-7244

or visit: http://www.sheridanfirerescue.com

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