Thursday, January 27, 2011
NFPA and the United StateS Fire Administration (USFA) are working together on a new fire safety program called “Put a Freeze on Winter Fires,” designed to remind people that home fires are more prevalent in winter than during any other season. This is due, in part, to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Also contributing to the increased risk are holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources. For more information on the NFPA/USFA program, visit nfpa.org/winter.