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Fire Prevention Models to Prevent Unintentional Injury

Fires are a leading cause of unintentional injury in the United States. In 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that rural areas experienced higher death rates from fires and flames than urban areas.

Rural communities experience several challenges with fire prevention. This toolkit describes models and strategies designed to prevent unintentional injuries related to fires in both residential and agricultural settings, such as farms and barns. This section addresses four strategies to prevent fires: