People living in an apartment building need to think ahead and be prepared in the event of a fire. It is important to know the fire safety features in your building and work together with neighbors to help keep the building as fire-safe as possible.
Facts & figures
- Between 2010-2014, there were 107,800 apartment fires, causing 410 deaths, 4,280 injuries and $1.2 million in property damage.
- January was the top month for apartment fires with 10,200. It was also the top month for deaths caused by these fires with 60.
- Apartment fires tend to happen in the evening hours between 3:00 -10:00 pm (45%).
Source: NFPA's "Home Structure Fires" report