Have you ever wondered what your personal risk of fire is over your lifetime? This and many other examples of fire statistics at the individual or household level are presented as a collection of conversation-starters in a short report.
Chances are that you will have a home fire in your lifetime. In fact, the chances of having a fire large enough to be reported to the fire department are 1 in 4.
Here are some other statistics included in the report:
- Number of home fires your household can expect in an average lifetime: 5
- Chances that someone in your household will suffer a fire injury in an average lifetime: 1 in 10
- Chances that someone in your household will suffer an injury in a reported fire in an average lifetime: 1 in 89
What if you knew that fire sprinkler systems, required in all model codes for new one- and two-family homes could wipe out your chances of suffering a fire injury in our lifetime?