Fire Prevention Over a Million Fires in 2014


Fire Prevention Week 2015

Fire Prevention Week 2015, is October 4, 2015, through October 10, 2015. Did you know that Fire Prevention Week commemorates the 1871 Great Chicago Fire that killed more than 250 people? Although the legend of Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow starting the fire lives on, it has been debunked by historians.

Not being one to ruin a good story I am still going to blame the cow for the fire. You can read more by clicking on The ‘Moo’ Myth.Fire Prevention Week

2014 Fire Quick Facts

  1. Departments responded to an estimated 1,298,000
  2. 3,275 civilian fatalities
  3. 15,775 civilian fire-related injuries
  4. 11.6 billion in direct property loss
  5. Home fires resulted in 84% of civilian deaths
  6. 8% of calls were false alarms
  7. 64% of calls were for aid services

Source: NFPA’s “Fire Loss in the United States During 2014”

Fire Safety and Prevention Resources

Safety Tip Sheets

Synopsis: Free Safety Tip Sheets, some are customizable

Public Educators Teaching Aids

Synopsis: A selection of tools to help teach fire and life safety

Consumer Fire and Hazards Safety

Synopsis: Important information for keeping people safe

Sparky the Fire Dog – For The Kids

Synopsis: Kids learn about fire safety in a fun interactive environment

National Fire Protection Association Website

Synopsis: Provides resources on fire, electrical and related hazards

NFPA Codes and Standards – For Security, Fire and Life Safety Professionals

Synopsis: Fire and Life Safety Codes

U.S. Fire Administration Website

Synopsis: FEMA Fire Safety and Prevention Website

Remember the Fire Department responds to more than just fires, they also respond to medical emergencies, human-made and natural disasters, and all types of hazards.

If you haven’t done so already, sign up for mobile alerts to ensure you are notified in the event of an emergency in your area. Some communities and local new agencies provide emergency notification services, check your local news and public safety agencies to see if an alert service is available.

You can also download apps specifically designed to provide information, tips, and even training to help you prepare for an emergency. For more information on Emergency Preparedness Apps check out Valuable Apps That Could Save Your Life In An Emergency and the Emergency Preparedness and Response Tool Kit.

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2 thoughts on “Fire Prevention Over a Million Fires in 2014

  1. 8% of calls were false alarms – does it include fire alarms sent by automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems to supervisory stations?

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