Home fires result in thousands of deaths each year and they’re more common during the winter months. In the U.S., a home fire is reported every 90 seconds. The National Safety Council recommends you install a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and in all sleeping areas. Remember to change the batteries each year. Cooking and heating equipment are the leading causes of winter home fires, so take extra care around these heat sources. To learn more about how you can protect your family from home fires, visit nsc.org.