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Fire Safety Education: Who's In?

By Tom KiurskiThere have been many studies over the years that indicate that the United States is lagging behind most other countries in terms of fire deaths, injuries, and property losses. How can a country that has the resources that we have be lagging behind in so many ways? The reasons are many, and the road ahead is long. Stay with me and learn a brief history of where we came from and see if you are willing to help your citizens by keeping the movement in the right direction.We have come a long way in recent decades. Our annual civilian fire deaths rates were approximately 12,000 in the early 1970s but have been creeping down into the mid 3,000s as of recently. The widespread use of...

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