Members of an organization are fighting for prevention.
Fire Prevention Week kicked off Oct. 7 across the nation, with representatives with the American Red Cross working to remind people to take two simple, but important steps.
They ask people to practice fire drills in their home and be sure to test smoke alarms monthly.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, seven people die every day from home fires.
This takes more lives every year than all other natural disasters combined.
Director of Training for the Jonesboro Fire Department Eric Simmons said having a plan in place is necessary.
“It’s very important to have an escape plan in place and practiced,” Simmons said.