More than 3,500 Americans die each year in fires and approximately 18,000 are injured. An overwhelming number of fires occur in the home. There are time-tested ways to prevent and survive a fire. Itís not a question of luck. Itís a matter of practicing and planning ahead. There are methods in which you can minimize the likelihood of a fire in your home. Please view the links below for information on what you can do to prevent fires such as weed abatement, and abiding by open burning ordinances.