ABSTRACT

Topical Fire Report Series: Civilian Fire Injuries in Residential Buildings (2013-2015)   [open pdf - 740KB]

From the Document: "From 2013 to 2015, 76 percent of all civilian fire injuries occurred in residential buildings. This topical fire report focuses on the characteristics of these injuries as reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) from 2013 to 2015. NFIRS data is used for the analyses presented throughout this report. By definition, civilian fire injuries involve people who are injured as a result of a fire and are not on active duty with a firefighting organization. These injuries generally occur from activities of fire control, escaping from the dangers of fire, or sleeping. Fires resulting in injuries are those fires where one or more injuries occur. Annually, from 2013 to 2015, an estimated 12,000 civilian fire injuries resulted from an estimated 7,700 residential building fires resulting in injuries and 380,200 total residential building fires. On average, someone is injured in a residential building fire every 44 minutes."

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Date:
2017-07
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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
Source:
Topical Fire Report Series (July 2017), v.18 Issue 5
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