- 1 home structure fire was reported every 87 seconds in 2009.
- On average, 7 people died in home fires every day.
- Adults 65 and over face the highest risk of fire death.
- Roughly 2/3 of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
- About 1 in 5 smoke alarm failures was due to dead batteries.
- Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half.
- Cooking Equipment is the leading cause of home structure fires and associated injuries.
- Heating equipment was the second leading cause of all reported home fires and home fire deaths.
- The leading factor contributing to heating equipment fires was failure to clean, principally creosote from solid fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys.
- On average, there are 35 home candle fires reported per day.
- Roughly two-fifths of these fires started in the bedroom.
We would also like to extend a Thank You to all firefighters. We know many of our agents are also volunteer firefighters – Thank you for your time and service!