| PUBLIC FIRE EDUCATION DIVISION
Of every 100 people in the United States 14 are children. Of every 100
people who die in fires in the United States 18 are children. Of every
100 children who die in fires in the United States 10 are killed because
of children playing with fire. Of every 100 people who die in child-set
fires in the United States 34 are children.
The City of Knoxville promotes public safety education through SafetyCity,
where every 2nd-grade child is able to spend a full day learning traffic
and personal safety from the Knoxville Police Department, and home
and fire safety from the Knoxville fire Department. We stress the
importance of matches as a tool not a toy. We promote to the homeowner
the use of smoke detectors in every residential structure. The department
has a program through its Fire Prevention Bureau that provides and
installs free smoke detectors for the elderly, indigent and low-income
families with small children.
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