The Center for Disease Control reports show that the leading causes of house fires are cooking, heating equipment and electrical problems. More than 60% of the reported home fires occur in homes without smoke alarms or with nonworking smoke alarms. 50% of fatal injuries in house fires are to preschool children and adults over 65.
Parent's Safety Checklist
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Over 70 percent of children between 5 and 14 ride bicycles (27.7 million) yet it is estimated that only 15 to 25 percent wear helmets.
Bike helmets have proven to be the single most effective safety device in reducing head injury and death in bicycling crashes. Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.
Injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for children and young adults living in the United States.