http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017c31caa207970b-pihttp://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017d3bf9169d970c-piThis new report by NFPA's Michael Karter, Jr. contains an overview of the 2011 U.S. fire experience and provides critical information. It is one of the most important tools to advocate for home fire sprinklers.
U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,389,500 fires. These fires resulted in 3,005 civilian fire fatalities, 17,500 civilian fire injuries and an estimated $11,659,000,000 in direct property loss. There was a civilian fire death every 208 minutes and a civilian fire injury every 30 minutes in 2011. Home fires caused 2,520, or 84%, of the civilian fire deaths.