Green Bay Metro Fire is focusing on the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the U.S. in its latest safety campaign.
Teaming up with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), firefighters are educating the public on unattended cooking.
“Year after year, cooking remains the leading cause of home fires by far, accounting for half 49% of all U.S. home fires,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy at NFPA. “These numbers tell us that there is still much work to do when it comes to better educating the public about ways to stay safe when cooking.”
“Cooking safety start with YOU,” said Lieutenant Shauna Walesh of Green Bay Metro Fire. “A cooking fire can grow quickly. We have seen many homes damaged and people injured by fires that could easily have been prevented.”