Every 24 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation. Local fire departments responded to 1,291,500 fires in 2019, that is, according to the National Fire Protection Association. With the winter season a few weeks away, portable heaters coming out and holiday light decorations being set, it’s important that everyone have a plan to keep their homes and families safe. Mabel Aragon spoke to North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue (NHRFR) Chief Frank Montagne about steps we can all take to prevent fires in the home.
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