Report: NFPA's "Home Fire Victims by Age and Gender"
Author: Marty Ahrens
Issued: December 2018
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the fatal and non-fatal victims of reported home fires in the U.S. with information about victim age and gender. Victim age breakdowns are also provided for major fire causes. Victim factors such as activity and location when injured are also discussed.
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The tables in this document are a companion to the report of the same name. Firefighter deaths and injuries are excluded from this analysis.
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Males were more likely to be killed or injured in home fires than females and accounted for larger percentages of the victims. (57% of the deaths and 54% of the injuries).
1Homes include one- or two-family homes and apartments or other multi-family housing.
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