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Fire safety for your family

Lois Lee, MD, MPH
Lois Lee, MD, MPH

Lois Lee, MD, MPH works in Children’s Emergency Department Injury Prevention Program

The city of Boston recently celebrated the fact that no citizens within the city died as a result of a house fire in 2009—the first year with no deaths since 1972, when the Fire Department started keeping records about fire-related deaths. It seems to me in 2010 that deaths from house fires should be a phenomenon of an earlier century, but sadly this is not true.

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