"The fire problem in the United States is an ongoing and continuous battle for the fire service and the public alike. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), 82 percent of all fire deaths and 76 percent of all fire injuries occurred in residential buildings. Each year there is an estimated 360,000 residential building fires reported to U.S. fire departments, 2,495 deaths, 13,250 injuries and $7 billion in property loss. This is a call to action for USFA, fire and life safety partner organizations, and the American public. We must join together to help reduce the number of home fires and the resulting deaths, injuries and loss of property. We rely on the fire service to fight fires once they occur; however, the prevention of fires is up to all of us ... Fire is Everyone's Fight. Fire is Everyone's Fight is designed to unite the fire service and many others in a collaborative effort to reduce home fire injuries, deaths and property loss. It invites fire departments, safety advocates, community groups, schools and others to rally behind a common and compelling theme. USFA and its partners will communicate and reinforce key lessons across many proven fire safety and prevention initiatives and programs."
Coffee Break Training - Fire Prevention and Public Education Series No. FM-2013-11
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/