Demographics and victim patterns

REPORTS

Characteristics of Home Fire Victims
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the fatal and non-fatal victims of home fires, with information about victim age, sex, race, and region. Relative risk is also addressed, and additional information is provided about the relative importance of socioeconomic factors in predicting differences in the risk of fire and fire death.

Demographic and Other Characteristics Related to Fire Deaths or Injuries 
This report includes key findings from two NFPA reports – Characteristics of Home Fire Victims and U.S. Fire Experience by Region.

Fatal Effects of Fire
This short report provides trend information on burns versus smoke inhalation as fatal effects of fire, including both numbers and shares of fire deaths, with analysis of fire incident reporting versus death certificate reporting on the same topic.

Fires and Burns Involving Home Medical Oxygen
This report includes estimates of emergency room visits for thermal burns and fire department responses to home fires involving medical oxygen. A review of literature on the topic from the fire service and health care sources is included. Policy and regulatory issues are also discussed.

Human Factors Contributing to Fatal Injury Based on NFIRS 5.0 Field in the Civilian Casualty Module
This report compares fatal home fire victims with five different human factors contributing to the fatal injury: asleep, possibly impaired by alcohol or drugs, physically disabled; possibly mentally disabled, and unattended or unsupervised child under 10 years old, with all home fire victims on a variety of fire causes and circumstances.

Physical Disability as a Factor in Home Fire Deaths 
This report examines fire circumstances and victim characteristics when physical disability was cited as a factor contributing to fatal injury and compared these circumstances and characteristics with those found in home fire deaths overall. Previously published incident descriptions are also included. 

Possible Impairment by Alcohol or Drugs as a Contributing Factor in Home Fire Deaths
This report examines fire circumstances and victim characteristics when possible impairment by alcohol or drugs was cited as a factor contributing to fatal injury and compares these circumstances and characteristics with those found in home fire deaths overall. Previously published incident descriptions are also included.