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

USFA and NFPA Join Forces Again to Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

Emmitsburg, MD. – As we move closer to winter and home fire deaths begin to increase, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) remind everyone that fire safety and prevention are especially important in the coming months.  Because home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season, USFA and … Continue reading USFA and NFPA Join Forces Again to Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

Commercial High Rise Fire Safety & Evacuation

Danger Above: A Factsheet on High-Rise Safety Download here: Fact Sheet on High Rise Safety Recent fatal fires in high-rise structures have prompted Americans to rethink fire safety. A key to fire safety for those who live and work in these special structures is to practice specific high-rise fire safety and prevention behaviors. The United … Continue reading Commercial High Rise Fire Safety & Evacuation

USFA: 118 Firefighters Died on Duty in 2008 in the United States

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) released the report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2008, which revealed that of the 118 firefighters who died on duty, 45 died of heart attacks, which continues to be the most frequent cause of death for firefighters. "The causes of death among firefighters are well known and … Continue reading USFA: 118 Firefighters Died on Duty in 2008 in the United States