(CINCINNATI) -- October is Fire Prevention Month, and a new survey commissioned for the occasion reveals that many Americans don’t feel comfortable putting out a blaze.
A survey of 1,009 adults commissioned by the Cintas Corporation, a manufacturer of first-aid and fire safety products, finds 19 percent of respondents would be afraid to put out a fire.
The survey found that 26 percent of women don’t feel comfortable putting out a fire, compared to 11 percent of men.
Seventy-seven percent of Americans would feel more comfortable using a fire extinguisher to put out a fire if they had training.
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