Fire Facts

General Fire Facts

1. Fire doubles every 60 seconds.

2. Over 2 million fires are reported to fire departments each year in the USA.

3. New York City alone has more fires each year than Japan.

4. There are over Ten Billion Dollars in property damages in the USA each year from fire.

5. Despite the use of sprinklers and smoke alarms, the USA has the worst fire fatality rate in the industrialized world.

6. Fires kill more Americans annually than floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes combined.

7. In deadly home fires 14% had working smoke detectors and alarms.

8. Smoke detectors failed to operate in 44% of reported fires.

9. You have no sense of smell when sleeping.

10. Almost 40% of fire victims die in their sleep.

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