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

Did you know?

During the past decade, more than 200 children died annually due to injuries sustained on ATVs.

Hospital charges alone for an ATV trauma patient range from $5,500 - $299,289, with an average of $27,400.

Injury is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for children and young adults living in the United States.

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