Posted on 07/03/2017 in News 32 2017
Human cost of fires in Canada: 400 million €/year

Studies in Canada estimate the human cost of residential fires over 14 years (1998 – 2012) at 7.6 billion CAD (nearly 400 million €/year), including value of potential years of life lost (PYLL), fire victim patient treatment, rehabilitation, transport and property loss.

Over these 14 years, more than 24 000 years of life potential were lost in Canada due to home fires. The authors note that most of Canada’s home fire deaths are due to smoke inhalation. Costs of fire victim hospital treatment, based on over 1 000 cases in Ontario, was over 80 000 CAD (60 000 €) per patient

“High human cost of burns means $7.6 billion economic loss in Canada” 7 Nov. 2016  and “Healthcare costs of burn patients from homes without fire sprinklers”, J. Burn Care Res 2015, 36(1°, 213-217, J. Banfield et al. 

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