NFPA statistics available as resource for media
February 14, 2008 – February 20 marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic Station nightclub fire that claimed 100 lives in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The fire is the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in U.S.
Materials available at www.nfpa.org/nightclub.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report U.S. Structure Fires in Eating and Drinking Establishments (PDF, 164 KB), which does not include statistics from The Station nightclub fire, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 8,520 structure fires in these properties from 2000-2004. These fires caused an annual average of three deaths, 113 fire injuries, and $190 million in direct property damage.
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