People living in an apartment building need to think ahead and be prepared in the event of a fire. It is important to know the fire safety features in your building and work together with neighbors to help keep the building as fire-safe as possible.
Facts & figures
- Between 2010-2015, there were 109,000 apartment fires, causing 400 deaths, 4,170 injuries and $1.3 million in property damage.
- January was the top month for apartment fires with 10,400. It was also the top month for deaths caused by these fires with 60.
- Apartment fires tend to happen in the evening hours between 3:00 -10:00 pm (46%).
Source: NFPA's "Home Structure Fires" report