Fire safety is an important set of principles that is too often forgotten. In 2006, 3,245 civilian fire-related fatalities were reported in the United States, killing more Americans than all other natural disasters combined. 
Important fire safety tips
- Every bedroom and floor in a house should have a working smoke detector, which should be tested yearly.
- Home fire drills should be practiced regularly! At least twice a year.
- Electrical outlets should not be overloaded.
- Also, electrical receptacles within reach of young children should be covered, as children often stick metal objects into them. Electrical receptacles cause over 5,000 fires annually. 
- Similarly, lighters and matches should be kept away from children, and children should never be allowed to use fireworks. 
- When a fire is discovered in a home, the building should be evacuated immediately, without stopping to collect valuables. 911 should be called from a neighbor's house.
- Smokers should never smoke in bed.
- A house should have at least one fire extinguisher in the house, preferably in the kitchen.
- Firelighting - the primitive skills of starting fires
- Fire drill
- Fire extinguisher and fire hydrant
- Preparedness for threats
- Emergency links
Bibliography - Further Reading
- Rawles, James Wesley, How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It - Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times', New York: Plume/Penguin Books, 2009. Released September 30, 2009, 336 pages, ISBN-10: 0452295831, ISBN-13: 978-0452295834, Audible.com Audio book, Amazon.com Paperback. This comprehensive reference covers all aspect of preparing for emergencies include fires.
- Rawles, James Wesley, Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own. New York: Plume/Penguin Books, 2015. Released December 30, 2014, 368 pages, ISBN-10: 0452298121, ISBN-13: 978-0452298125, Reviews, Audible.com Audio book, Amazon.com Paperback. This detailed reference covers all of the tools one needs to be prepared for any emergency, especially fires, fire prevention and fire fighting before the fire department arrives.
- ↑ http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/statistics/quickstats/index.shtm
- ↑ http://www.firesafety.gov/directory/public/electrical.shtm
- ↑ http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07223.html