Today is the second day of National Fire Prevention Week, and we at Paul Davis Restoration of the Inland Empire supports the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) efforts to raise awareness. The theme this year is: Protect your family from fire.
And we agree—carelessness is what starts many fires, and your family’s health, safety and lives can depend on the smallest of mistakes. According to the NFPA, fire departments in the U.S. have responded to almost 400,000 reported home structure fires per year, between the years of 2005 and 2009. Per year! That means over 1.5 million fires in a short span of time. These fires cause thousands of civilian deaths and injuries each year, plus over $7 billion in property damage. [Read more…]