Tips for Fire Safety in Your Home
Fire departments respond to about 358,300 home fires per year resulting in an average of 2,560 deaths and 12,720 injuries. The leading causes of these fires are cooking, heating units, candles, smoking and children playing with dangerous materials. Use the tips in this article to help keep your home and family safe.
Protect your home and loved ones
Smoke Detectors Save Lives
According to the American Red Cross report, 60% of fire deaths occur in homes with no working smoke alarms.
In the kitchen
Do You Have an Evacuation Plan?
"Once a fire starts, you may have as little as two minutes to escape."
Heating and fireplaces
Smoking Is Deadly
"Smoking materials (i.e., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.) are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States." Keep matches and lighters out of your children's reach.
About NJM Insurance Company’s Commitment to Safety
NJM is the Garden State’s leading workers’ compensation carrier and a leader in personal and commercial auto and homeowners insurance. Founded more than a century ago, we have earned a reputation for service, integrity and financial stewardship. NJM’s enduring commitment to safety can be traced back to our earliest days — with a focus that has expanded from improving conditions in manufacturing facilities to helping keep drivers safe on our roads.