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.

Children living in poverty have a higher rate of injury than children of more substantial means, (Durkin 1994).

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

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