ABSTRACT

December and Holiday Fires   [open pdf - 1MB]

"December marks the beginning of the holiday season, which includes Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Eve. Using the latest 3 years of data from 2002 to 2004, the yearly national fire loss for December is estimated at $990 million. Each year, these losses result from an estimated 128,700 December fires that required a fire department response. These December fires cause an average of approximately 1,650 injuries and 415 fatalities. The National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data show that the average dollar loss per fire is 8% higher during December than during the winter months, but the injury and death rates are relatively unchanged, as shown in Table 1."

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Date:
2006-12
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Public Domain
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U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Topical Fire Report Series (December 2006), v.6 no.4
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