Last year in the Strathclyde area there were more than 2000 accidental house fires with 22 people losing their lives in tragic but avoidable circumstances.
The Evening Times is supporting Strathclyde Fire and Rescue services in their campaign to cut the number of deaths to zero and we think it is achievable.
This week we will highlight the dangers and why it is vital that householders get their home checked and fitted-out properly to prevent fire, and aid a safe escape if one breaks out.
The first step is getting in touch with your local fire station and arrange a home safety visit to get the right advice from the only people you can trust to know their stuff, the firefighters.
Many fires are as a result of a certain lifestyle with smoking and excessive drinking a deadly combination, especially among men over 50 who live alone.
If you don't change your lifestyle that is a personal choice but change the chances of you, or a neighbour, becoming the next statistic.
The message is we can all fight fire by not giving it a home and this campaign deserves to be not only supported but heeded by everyone who values life.