USFA RELEASES MULTIPLE-FATALITY FIRES IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS TOPICAL REPORT

04/30/2009
The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a special report examining the causes and characteristics of residential multiple-fatality fires.The report, Multiple-Fatality Fires in Residential Buildings, was developed by the National Fire Data Center, part of FEMA's U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). The report is based on 2004-2006 data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). An estimated average of 250 fires resulting in two or more civilian fire deaths occurs each year in residential buildings. These fires are also responsible for 825 civilian deaths, 200 injuries, and $33 million in property loss.According to the report, 8...

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