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Fire Safety in the United States

A lot of progress has been made in the years since the America Burning report was published in 1973 and revisited in 1987.

However, the success in taming fire, one of humanity’s oldest enemies, has unfortunately led to fire safety taking a back seat to other societal concerns that seem more pressing. To better understand the role of fire today, NFPA and the Fire Protection Research Foundation examined the various factors that have contributed to the decline in the number of fires and fire deaths and have identified areas where work is still needed.

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Fire statistics by time


The findings of this report were presented in a webinar. Watch to learn more.