One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries for children under 10 is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches. Between 2010 and
2014, 398 fires in which fire involving play with matches or lighters was a contributing factor were reported by Tennessee fire departments. Fires resulting from play with matches or lighters caused 3 civilian deaths, 18 civilian injuries, 2 firefighter injuries and $3,808,918 million in property damage in that time.
Manufactured homes are transportable structures that are fixed to a chassis and specifically designed to be towed to a residential site. They are not the same as modular or prefabricated homes, which are factory-built and then towed in sections to be installed at a permanent location. The federal government regulates the construction of manufactured housing.
The threat of winter fires is real. Use these national statistics to help citizens understand the severity and prevalence of winter fires. Although at its highest in December, residential building fire incidence
is collectively highest in the 3 winter months of January, February, and March.
3.1 Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
3.1.1 Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell. It is often called “the invisible killer.” It is created when fossil fuels, such as kerosene, gasoline, coal, natural gas, propane, methane, or wood do not burn completely. CO gas can kill people and pets.