In this course, learn about fire hazards and how to minimize them in residential and workplace settings. Discover the common causes of fires and the importance of knowing how to respond in case of a fire emergency. Explore the four main types of fires and gain the knowledge to prevent fires and respond confidently in emergencies.

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Hello and welcome to Fire Safety Awareness! In this micro-course, we’ll be learning about fire hazards: how fires start, how to respond to them, and most importantly, how to prevent them. Let's start!

A fire can start from a spark or an ignition source, which can be anything from an electrical malfunction, a lit cigarette, or even an unattended cooking stove.

Did you know that cooking is the leading cause of residential fires in the United States? Сooking fires account for approximately 50% of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association.

But it’s not just in the home where fires can start. In the workplace, electrical equipment, paper products, and chemicals can all be potential ignition sources. It’s important to be aware of these potential hazards and take steps to minimize them.

Fires start quickly and can spread just as fast. It only takes seconds for a small spark to turn into a raging inferno. That’s why it’s essential to be prepared and know how to respond in case of a fire emergency.

Fire safety is important for everyone. By taking this course, you are taking steps to ensure the safety of not only yourself but also your colleagues and workplace.

Next, you will learn about the four main types of fires.