ABSTRACT

Case Study: Contribution of Alcohol to Fire Fatalities in Ontario   [open pdf - 77KB]

"The Ontario (Canada) Fire Marshal (OFM) investigates all fires involving fatalities and collects and maintains comprehensive records of each, including blood alcohol levels (BALs) of the deceased. The data from these records are input into the Ontario Fire Reporting System (OFRS). From this, quantitative assessments of the magnitude and characteristics of the fire problem are made. This topical report, based on data from the OFRS, investigates the impact of alcohol consumption on fire fatalities in Ontario. The objective is to look at the circumstances and causes of fire fatalities in a way that alerts both the public and public officials about the connection of alcohol abuse to the fire problem overall and to fire fatalities specifically. It should be noted that the legal drinking age in Ontario is 19 years old, 2 years younger than in the United States."

Publisher:
Date:
2003-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
Source:
Topical Fire Report Series (July 2003), v.3 no.5
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