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Here are a few national statistics about fire that we think you’ll find interesting.

  • Fire departments respond to a fire every 24 seconds.
  • In 2010, the NFPA reported:
    • 482,000 structure fires
    • a structure fire every 65 seconds
  • In 2010, the 1,331,500 fires reported in the United States caused:
    • 3,120 civilian deaths
    • 17,720 civilian injuries
    • $11.6 billion in property damage
  • In 2010, residential building fires caused losses of more than $6.6 billion.
  • Sprinklers decrease the fire death rate per 1,000 reported home fires by 83 percent and the average loss per home fire by 71 percent.
  • Fire losses associated with homeowners and commercial insurance claims accounted for an estimated 57 percent and 21 percent, respectively, of total fire losses in 2010.
  • For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Fire Administration reports firefighter fatalities in duty-related incidents are under 100.
  • Fire is the third leading cause of accidental death in the home.

Sources: NFPA 2010; USFA 2010; Insurance Information Institute; John R. Hall Jr., U.S. Experience with Sprinklers, NFPA, Quincy, MA, May 2011

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