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Fire's Impact on the U.S.

Fire's Impact on the United States While we are still awaiting statistics for 2015, the number of fires across the United States in recent years has been significant. In 2014 alone, fires were responsible for countless injuries, losses of life and billions of dollars in structural damage. Take a look at the impact fire has had recently, and over the past decade. Fires Occurred Often in 2014 Fire departments responded to a fire every 24 Civilian injuries were reported every SECONDS 33 One structure fire MINUTES took place every 64 Civilian deaths SECONDS happened every 41 AND HOURS MINUTES The Casualties and Costs of Fire in 2014 1,298,000 fires were reported Resulting in: 3,275 15,775 $11.6 billion CIVILIAN DEATHS CIVILIAN INJURIES IN PROPERTY DAMAGE Only 494,000 (31%) of these were structure fires, though overwhelmingly caused: 2,860 13,425 $9.8 billion CIVILIAN CIVILIAN IN PROPERTY DEATHS INJURIES DAMAGE 87% 85% 85% High-Rise Building Fires From 2007-2011 15,400 high-rise structure fires were reported The causes can likely be attributed to: 53% 36% 37% DON'T OFFER DON'T OFFER DON'T OFFER WET-PIPE WET-PIPE WET-PIPE SPRINKLER SPRINKLER SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SYSTEMS SYSTEMS HIGH-RISE HIGH-RISE HIGH-RISE APARTMENTS HOTELS OFFICES Recent High-Rise Fires in the U.S. John Hancock Center Chicago, IL 2-alarm fire on the 50th floor • 5 reported injuries Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV Pool deck fire, 14th floor • 2 civilians treated for injuries Wedgwood Apartments Castle Hills, TX • 3-alarm fire in senior apartments, 3rd floor 5 deaths and 10 hospitalized with injuries TM SOURCES: Taking Safety Higher ūK > n イ > U

Fire's Impact on the U.S.

shared by barakb on Apr 28
Over the course of 2014, fire had a large impact on the United States. Here is the rundown.


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