Posted on 15/01/2019 in Fire Safety 2019
Fatal residential fires in Europe

The European Fire Safety Alliance and Brandweer (Fire Service Academy) have published a 6-page information document communicating key statistics on residential fires. It is noted that the elderly (65+) are particularly at risk of dying in home fires. Most fatal residential fires start in upholstered furniture, beds and mattresses and textiles including clothing. Most fatal residential fires start in the living room. The link between fire deaths and alcohol consumption is highly variable, from 9% in the Netherlands to 70% in Poland.

“Fatal residential fires in Europe”

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