"Every year over 6,000 people die as a result of fire in the home, while many others are injured or disfigured. Every year fire also causea millions of dollars in propert losses. People & Fire brings each home in the United States the very important message that many of these tragedies could be avoided. This booklet brings the message of fire safety to persons living in the houses, apartment buildings, and mobile homes. It contains suggestions for everyone; guidance on the best thing to do in case of fire, ideas for lessening the likelihood of a destructive fire, and recommendations on fire detectors. For the most part, the suggestions are simple and the cost minimal. By following them, the annual life and property loss by fire can be greatly reduced."
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: https://www.huduser.gov