Did you know? "Every 24 seconds, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation. Although the number of fires and fire deaths have decreased significantly since the 1970’s, some statistics are more troubling. We continue to analyze fire data to better understand the fire problem and its trends." according to nfpa.org.
Here are some common statistics for fires in the United States.
Public fire departments responded to 1,318,500 fires in 2018, virtually the same as the previous year.
A fire occurs in a structure at the rate of one every 63 seconds, and a home fire occurs every 87 seconds.
Seventy-four percent of all fire deaths occurred in the home.
Home fires were responsible for 11,200 civilian injuries, or 74% of all civilian injuries, in 2018.
An estimated $25.6 billion in property damage occurred as a result of fire in 2018, a large increase, as this number includes a $12 billion loss in wildfires in Northern California.
An estimated 25,500 structure fires were intentionally set in 2018, an increase of 13% over the year before.
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