The fire death rate of rural communities is roughly twice the rate of the rest of the United States. One out of four homes does not have working smoke alarms, and these homes have the most fire deaths.
Facts and figures
Source: NFPA/USFA Mitigation of the Rural Fire Problem report, December 2007.
In 2004–2008, the U.S. Fire Administration partnered with the National Fire Protection Association in a cooperative agreement project called Mitigation of the Rural Fire Problem. The purpose of the project was to examine what can be done to reduce the high death rate from fires in rural U.S. communities. The following educational materials were developed as part of the project:
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