Each year in the United States an estimated 2,800 children age 14 or younger are injured and 850 killed in residential fires. Of these children, over 40% are under the age of five, and 70% are under the age of 10. Because the majority of fire casualties occur in children under the age of 10, USFA Kids is targeted toward that age group.
The goals of USFA Kids are to:
- Increase the level of individual concern and awareness of children's vulnerability to fire.
- Educate and inform the U.S. population about how personal responsibility and action are key to preventing fires and fire-related casualties.
- Provide a timely, coordinated and easy-to-access source of information about how individuals can prevent fires and fire-related casualties.