Fall Season Reminder: Heating Equipment Causes 14% of Home Fires

  Heating is the second leading cause and accounts for 14 percent of all residential building fires responded to by fire departments across the nation. From 2008 to 2010, an estimated average of 50,100 heating fires in residential buildings occurred in the United States each year and resulted in an annual average of approximately 150 … Continue reading Fall Season Reminder: Heating Equipment Causes 14% of Home Fires

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USFA Releases Latest Report on Residential Building Fire Fatalities

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) issued a special report recently examining the characteristics of civilian fire fatalities in residential buildings. The report, Civilian Fire Fatalities in Residential Buildings, was developed by USFA’s National Fire Data Center and is based on 2008 to 2010 data from the National Fire Incident Reporting … Continue reading USFA Releases Latest Report on Residential Building Fire Fatalities