Safety Tips Main
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 21 and the fifth overall cause of death. Many of these injuries and deaths are easily preventable by following simple safety precautions. It is important to know both the risks and how to avoid them.
- Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people ages 3 through 33.
- We lose aver 45,000 people on the roadways each year.
- Every hour someone dies in the US because they were not wearing a seat belt during an automobile accident.
- One out of every three seniors over 65 falls each year.
- There are over 9,500 fall related deaths each year and 300,000 result in hip fractures.
- Over 4,000 people drown each year.
- Almost 4,000 people die in home fires each year.
Please read and follow the safety tips provided. The Peoria Fire Department has a number of educational programs and opportunities designed to educate the public on risk reduction. For more information contact Tim Eiden at 623-773-7919 or firstname.lastname@example.org