Oktibbeha County Home Fire Campaign

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN

WHAT: Oktibbeha County EMA/E911 and American Red Cross of North Mississippi will join together to do a Home Fire Campaign for residents of Oktibbeha County.

On the event date we will:

• Install free smoke alarms
• Review evacuation plans
• Discuss home fire prevention
• Provide safety practices for tornadoes

HOW TO SIGN UP: Please call Oktibbeha County EMA/E911 at 662-338-1076 or email your name, address and phone number to oktema@gtpdd.com to sign up for free smoke alarm installation.

Deadline to sign up is April 1, 2019

WHEN: We will arrive to your home on Saturday, April 13, 2019 during the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm

FAST FACTS ON HOME FIRES

8min - There is a house fire every 8 minutes

2min - If a fire starts, you may have just two minutes to get out safely

40min - Every 40 minutes a fire injury is reported

Twice - Children under five & adults over 65 are more than twice as likely to die in a home fire than the rest of the population

1/2 - Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in home fires by half

2/3 - Nearly two-thirds of all fire-related deaths occur in homes that have no functioning smoke alarms

#1 - Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries

7 - On average, 7 people die every day from a home fire

15 - Homes without smoke alarms are 15 times as likely to report a home fire as those with smoke alarms installed

2,500 - Home fires cause, on average, 2,500 deaths and roughly $7 billion in property damages every year