18 Jul

Fire Statistics in the United States

By Alyse Ridpath

According to the National Fire Protection Association annual fire department survey, fires claim an average of 9 lives every day.  On average, U.S. fire departments respond to:

  • A fire every 24 seconds
  • A structure fire every 66 seconds
  • A home fire every 90 seconds
  • An outside or unclassified fire every 48 seconds
  • A highway vehicle fire every 182 seconds

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