Published on Feb 22, 2018 Kris Babbs (Keep Oregon Green) and Tom Fields (Oregon Department of Forestry) show you the treatments necessary to help make your home and surrounding property more resilient from a possible fire. Fire can originate in the forest, or even on your own property.
On October 8, 2017, for Fire Prevention Week, the UL Firefighter Safety Research institute repurposed one of their test structures to demonstrate the importance of closing your bedroom door at night. This video shows the test that was conducted, and how a closed door can keep you safe and buy you time by acting as a protective barrier in the case of a fire.
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In 2011–2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 8,690 home structure fires started by candles, per year. These fires caused an annual average of 82 civilian fire deaths, 800 civilian fire injuries, and $295 million in direct property damage.