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Residential Fire Trends

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Residential Building Cooking Fires Residential Building Electrial Malfunction Fires Residential Building Heating Fires Residential Building Smoking Fires

Relative Risk of Fire Death by State

For the general population, the relative risk is set at 1.
State of Occurence Relative Risk
District of Columbia 3.7
West Virginia 3.3
Alabama 2.5
Mississippi 2.3
Oklahoma 2.0
Tennessee 1.9
Louisiana 1.8
Missouri 1.6
Kentucky 1.6
Georgia 1.5

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Fire Statistics

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Alcohol Lighters, Matches, and Candles
Civilian Casualties Mattresses and Bedding
Civilian Casualties - Children Outdoor
Civilian Casualties - Older Adults Rural and Urban
Civilian Casualties - People with Disabilities School and University
Cooking Smoke Alarms
Electrical and Appliances Smoking
Fire Departments Structure Fires
Firefighter Casualties Structure Fires (Nonresidential)
Heating Structure Fires (Residential)
Holiday and Seasonal Vehicles
Intentionally Set Fires Wildland

Fire in the United States

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This report provides a statistical overview of fires in the United States and is designed to equip the fire service and others with information that motivates corrective action, sets priorities, targets specific fire programs, serves as a model for State and local analyses of fire data, and provides a baseline for evaluating programs.

PDF, 5MbFire in the United States Fifteenth Edition (2003-2007) (PDF, 5 Mb)

14th Edition (PDF, 4.1 Mb)
13th Edition (PDF, 1.3 Mb)

12th Edition (PDF, 2.3 Mb)
11th Edition (PDF, 1.7 Mb)

10th Edition (PDF, 2.0 Mb)
9th Edition (PDF, 3.7 Mb)

PDF, 1.3 MbProfile of Fire in the United States Fifteenth Edition (2003-2007) (PDF, 1.3 Mb)

14th Edition (PDF, 2.7 Mb)

13th Edition (PDF, 806 Kb)

12th Edition (PDF, 1.7 Mb)


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