Since 1999, an average of 496 children ages 14 and under have died each year due to unintentional fire or burn-related injury.
Approximately 85 percent of fire-related deaths occur in homes. Every year, more than 400 children under the age of 10 die in fire homes
An Average of 12 children ages 14 and under die from scald burn injuries each year. Children ages 4 and under account for nearly all of these deaths.
Teamwork in the fire industry begins before the bell. Teamwork is essential in this industry. Although eerily similar in so many ways, and mostly trained in the same way, the mix of strengths and weaknesses come together in an emergency. From the strong and silent type to the outgoing leaders, working together, they become a well-oiled machine.
This machine mentality was critical on the night of September 16th 2016, almost a year ago now, when this team of firefighters arrived to encounter a working house fire and heat conditions AND reports of children trapped inside.