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In a flash you can lose all of your possessions and even your life during a fire. You can also destroy the life of a neighbor. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 26% of reported fires in 2016-2020 occurred in homes. In addition, 75% of civilian fire deaths and 74% of the reported injuries were caused by home fires. Over that same time period as a whole, cooking was the leading cause; and smoking was also tops on the list. It can take just 30 seconds for a small flame to turn into a major blaze, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

So what can we do to protect ourselves and our community? PVM has a No Smoking policy in place to protect everyone. With everyone being so close that 30 seconds just mentioned can spread very quickly to others. Not smoking is good for your health in general but also smart for protecting oneself from a fire. Take extra caution when making dinner. Make it part of your routine to always check to make sure the burners are turned off before you remove the food from the stove. Also, you can place a reminder notice on your door reminding you to check that all burners are turned off before you leave. That can also hold true for irons, steamers and hair grooming products.

Do not allow yourself or your neighbors to become another death or injury statistic.