Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires, with 230% more home cooking fires occurring during this holiday. Unattended cooking and the misuse of cooking equipment are the leading contributing factors in cooking fires.
In half of reported home fires in which smoke alarms were present but did not operate, the batteries had been removed or the alarm was disconnected due to dead battery alerts or nuisance alarms. Working smoke alarms decrease the risk of dying in reported home fires by nearly half.
According to the NFPA, 2/3 of home fire deaths result from broken smoke alarms.
Space heaters help to keep us warm in winter. But space heaters can also cause deadly fires. Find out how to use space heaters safely.
Space Heater Fires Between 2007 and 2016
One hundred thirty-nine (139) space heater fires were reported to the Office of the State
Fire Marshal between 2007 and 2016. While these fires are not frequent, they are deadly.
In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, the Malden Fire and Police Departments will be holding the City’s First Annual Public Safety Day on Sunday, October 7th from 10 AM – 2 PM at Linden Park, 29 Wescott Street. Fire Prevention Week is a time that all are encouraged to recognize the dangers that can occur in the places we feel the safest. This year’s theme is “Look.
The Malden Fire Department will commemorate the 17th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the subsequent losses suffered at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania.
All apparatus will report to District 1 by 0830.