Posted on 10/01/2022 in Fire Safety Regulatory 2021
NFPA US Fire Loss Report 2020

Numbers of fires and of fire casualties in the USA are approximately stable since around 2010, with some 1.4 million fires, 3 500 civilian fire deaths, 5 200 reported civilian fire injuries and nearly US$22 billion fire damage in 2020. Compared to 1980, numbers of fires and deaths were both around 50% lower, but the death rate per 1 000 fires was nearly unchanged. Three quarters of civilian fire deaths and injuries occurred in home fires. 18% of deaths and 11% of injuries occurred in vehicle fires.

“Fire Loss in the United States During 2020”, M. Ahrens & B. Evarts, 9/2021

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