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Monday April 17, 2017

NFPA Looks at Fires by Occupancy

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) recently offered a report parsing fires by occupancy. The document (bit.ly/2ow4wd9) mostly is a collection of tables that review such fires from different angles.

 

Primarily, NFPA looks at three broad location categories: structures, vehicles, and outdoor/other. For each, it then sorts fires, deaths, injuries and damages into three groupings, general, partial, and full details. The data cover 2010 to 2014 and are annual averages.

 

For example, the general details for structure incidents show that residences comprise large majorities, accounting for 79.2% of 485,700 fires, 97.2% of 2,716 deaths, 90.2% of 14,641 injuries, and 72.7% of $9.7 million in damages. The partial and full sets dig deeper into subcategories.