ABSTRACT

Fire in the United States 2005-2014   [open pdf - 4MB]

"Fire departments in the United States responded to nearly 1.3 million fire calls in 2014. The U.S. fire problem no longer ranks as the most severe of the industrialized nations, yet thousands of Americans die each year, tens of thousands of people are injured, and property losses reach billions of dollars. There are huge indirect costs of fire as well, including temporary lodging, lost business revenues, medical expenses, psychological damage, and others. To put this in context, the annual losses from floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters combined in the U.S. average just a fraction of those from fires. The public, the media and local governments are generally unaware of the magnitude and seriousness of the fire problem and how it affects individuals and their families, communities, and the nation. […] This 18th edition covers the 10-year period from 2005 to 2014, with a primary focus on 2014.3 The report addresses the overall national fire problem. Detailed analyses of the residential and nonresidential fire problem, firefighter casualties, and other subsets of the national fire problem are not included. These topic-specific analyses are addressed as separate, stand-alone publications."

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Date:
2017-01
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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