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New NFPA research underscores America’s home fire problem

By Fred Durso, Jr. NFPA’s recently released report, “Fire Loss in the United States During 2014,” is a grim reminder of the annual losses experienced by home fires. Culling through the data, one thing is definite: home fires are still a major problem in the U.S. For instance, in 2014: there were more than 367,000 home structure fires 2,745 people died in home fires, meaning that 84 percent of the country’s fire deaths that year happened at home home fires caused 11,825 injuries, or 75 percent of all civilian fire injuries property loss from home fires totaled $6.8 billion Data over a five-year period…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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