|57 an average of 11. 3 days. The most
frequent location of the fire was
home (84.1 percent) with industry
( 4. 5 percent) and recreation
( 4. 4 percent) a distant second and
third. (See Figure 2, this page.)
Protecting your home
Where’s the fire? Odds are it
will be at home. If a fire starts
in your home, you may have
only two minutes to escape. The
best way to protect yourself
and your home is to find and
remove fire hazards. Most ( 60
percent) house fire deaths occur
in homes that lack working smoke
detectors. Install smoke alarms on
every level of your home, inside
bedrooms, and outside sleeping
areas. Test your smoke detectors
and change the batteries regularly.
If a fire occurs in your home,
get out, stay out, and call for
help. For more prevention tips,
visit the American Red Cross
website at www.redcross.org/
Throughout the year, we
will be highlighting NTDB data
through brief reports published
monthly in the Bulletin. The
NTDB Annual Report 2014 is
available as a PDF file at www.
ntdb/docpub. In addition, this
website contains information
about how to obtain NTDB data
for more detailed study. If you
are interested in submitting your
trauma center’s data, contact
Melanie L. Neal, Manager,
N TDB, at email@example.com. ♦
Statistical support for this article has
been provided by Chrystal Caden-Price, Data Analyst, NTDB.
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FIGURE 2. LOCATIONS OF INJURY