Ret. Battalion Chief Educates Residents About Fires

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causes-of-residential-fire-usa-2012Battalion Chief (Ret.) Robert Avsec served with the men and women of the Chesterfield County (VA) Fire and EMS Department for 26 years.  He’s now using his acquired knowledge, skills, and experiences as a freelance writer for FireRescue1.com.   He has some excellent ideas on educating the public about fires and how to prevent them.  He emphasized that, “Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries [And has been for many years]. Unattended cooking is the leading factor contributing to these fires. Frying is the leading type of activity associated with cooking fires. More than half of all cooking fire injuries occurred when people tried to fight the fire themselves.”

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