Fire Prevention Statistics
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the United States has been building fire prevention and awareness over the past decade to a point where the number of fires, deaths from fires, injuries from fires, and the dollars lost due to fires has been decreasing at rates up to 20% from 2006.
|Trends across America leading to a more fire preventative culture|
|Number of Fires||1,345,500||1,602,491||19.1%||↓|
|Deaths resulting from Fires||3,280||3,378||3.0%||↓|
|Injuries resulting from Fires||15,700||16,956||8.0%||↓|
|$ lost from fires (Billions)||$ 14.3||$ 17.2||20.4%||↓|
To a casual reader, a total of almost 1.5 million fires in the United States, well breaking this list down to where fires actually occur can help determine how we as a community can contribute to a reduction in the number of fires.
From this list the largest single source of fires comes from outdoor fires, contributing a total of 41% of reported fires.
Causes of Residential Fires
Breaking this down into Residential Fires we see that the main cause of residential fires occurs from cooking!
|Causes of Residential Fires 2016|
|Playing with heat source||0.4%|
Causes of Nonresidential Fires
|Causes of Nonresidential Fires in 2016|
|Playing with heat source||0.3%|
Causes of Outdoor Fires
|Causes of Outdoor Fires|
|Act of nature||4.7%|
Causes of Vehicle Fires
|Causes of Vehicle Fires|