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Structure Fires in Educational Properties

Report:NFPA's "Structure Fires in Educational Properties"
Author: Richard Campbell
Issued: September 2017


Report highlights

  • In 2011-2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 4,980 structure fires in educational properties each year.
  • These fires caused annual averages of one civilian death, 70 civilian injuries, and $70 million in direct property damage.
  • Cooking equipment accounted for 38% of the fires and intentionally set fires for 36% of the fires.
  • More than two of five fires (44%) occurred between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
More statistics

Structure fires in educational properties by property type

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