Children's Health and Wellness

Take the Fire Prevention Quiz

Do you know what to do if a fire breaks out at home? How can you best prevent a home fire? Find out more by taking this quiz on fire prevention.

1. Which of these is the leading cause of home fire deaths?
A. SmokingB. Cooking firesC. Heating equipment firesD. Electrical fires
2. Which of these is the first material that starts to burn in a fire caused by smoking?
A. Wastebasket contentsB. BeddingC. MattressD. Upholstered furnitureE. B and C
3. How many fires start in the kitchen?
A. 1 in 10B. 2 in 10C. 3 in 10D. 4 in 10E. 5 in 10
4. If you are leaving your home, when should you turn off the clothes dryer?
A. If you plan to be gone 15 minutes or moreB. If you plan to be gone 30 minutes or moreC. If you plan to be gone an hour or moreD. Turn off the dryer no matter how long you plan to be gone
5. On which day of the year do most candle fires occur?
A. July 4B. Thanksgiving DayC. December 25D. January 1
6. What percentage of people has a fire escape plan for the home?
A. 10 percentB. 25 percentC. 30 percentD. 38 percentE. 45 percent
7. Where do most fires that are caused by children start?
A. KitchenB. Living roomC. Family roomD. Bedroom
8. What is the main reason that smoke alarms fail?
A. Missing batteriesB. Dead batteriesC. Disconnected batteriesD. All of the above
9. How often should you replace a smoke alarm?
A. Every 5 yearsB. Every 10 yearsC. Every 20 yearsD. You don't need to replace a smoke alarm as long as it's working
10. When should you use a fire extinguisher?
A. When the fire is between you and the phoneB. When the fire is between you and an exit doorC. When the fire is confined to a small areaD. When the room is filled with smoke
Online Source: Candles, National Fire Protection Associationhttp://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/fire-causes/candles
Online Source: Dryer safety tips, National Fire Protection Associationhttp://www.nfpa.org/safety%20information/for%20consumers/causes/dryers%20and%20washing%20machines/dryer%20safety%20tips.aspx
Online Source: Escape planning, National Fire Protection Associationhttp://www.nfpa.org/safety%20information/for%20consumers/escape%20planning.aspx
Online Source: Fire extinguishers, National Fire Protection Associationhttp://www.nfpa.org/safety%20information/for%20consumers/fire%20and%20safety%20equipment/fire%20extinguishers.aspx
Online Source: Smoke alarms, National Fire Protection Associationhttp://www.nfpa.org/safety%20information/for%20consumers/fire%20and%20safety%20equipment/smoke%20alarms.aspx
Online Source: Causes of fire, National Fire Protection Associationhttp://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/causes
Online Source: Cooking, National Fire Protection Associationhttp://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/causes/cooking
Online Source: Dryers and washing machines, National Fire Protection Associationhttp://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/causes/dryers-and-washing-machines
Online Source: Smoking material safety tips, National Fire Protection Associationhttp://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/causes/smoking/smoking-material-safety-tips
Author: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Horowitz, Diane, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Sather, Rita, RN
Date Last Reviewed: 11/25/2015