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What does research tell us about today’s home fire victims?

By Fred Durso, Jr. NFPA has examined the demographics of fatal and non-fatal victims of home fires. The report, “Characteristics of Home Fire Victims,” souligne l'âge, sexe, course, et la région de victimes, giving safety advocates crucial information on important trends. Here are some key finds: From 1980 to 2011, the percentage of fatal home fire victims under five years old fell from 18 to six percent. During that same time frame, the number of fire victims over age 65 increased from 19 to 31 percent. More surprising is that 30 percent of all home fire fatalities were at least 65 years old, but

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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