Fire Safety

Firefighters in Overland Park, Kan., battle a house fire.Fire spreads quickly. If your house is on fire, there is no time to gather valuables or make a phone call. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening, and in five minutes, your home can be completely engulfed in flames.

The heat and smoke from a fire can be more dangerous than the flames. Inhaling super-heated air can sear your lungs. Inhaling smoke can make you feel disoriented and drowsy. Asphyxiation causes three times as many fire deaths as burns.

Before a Fire

Preventing fire

During a Fire