U.S. Fire Deaths Reach an All-Time Low

The NFPA reports that fire deaths in the United States have reached a new all-time low.

According to NFPA’s new Fire Loss in the U.S. during 2012 report, a fire department responds to a fire in the U.S. every 23 seconds. The report, which tracks civilian deaths, injuries, property damage, and patterns by occupancy, region, and community size, also shows that two-thirds of fire department calls were EMS or rescue-type calls; four percent were to actual fires.

U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,375,000 fires. These fires resulted in 2,855 civilian fire fatalities, 16,500 civilian fire injuries and an estimated $12,427,000,000 in direct property loss. There was a civilian fire death every 3 hours and 4 minutes and a civilian fire injury every 32 minutes in 2012.

Read more of the report here http://bit.ly/16V5OMg

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