On average, 120,000 children younger than 21 are treated in hospital emergency departments for burn-related injuries each year.
Every year, children playing with fire cause hundreds of deaths and injuries. Therefore, it is important to teach children that fire is very dangerous, and that matches and lighters are not toys.
In order to protect college students from fires, it is important that they understand the risks in their new environment and take appropriate safety measures.
Homes today contain more man-made (synthetic) materials that burn much faster, leaving families with as little as two minutes to escape a fire.