Save Lives & Then Some

Mirkhah, Azarang "Ozzie"
February 2007
Fire Chief;Feb2007, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p38
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the fire safety initiatives to reduce fire fatalities, injuries, and fire problem costs in the U.S. The total cost of fire was estimated at $226 to $272 billion or 2½% of the U.S. gross domestic product in 2003. In 2005, home fire deaths accounted to 3,030 or 82% of all civilian deaths. Thus, the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has installed both smoke alarms and a fire sprinkler system. This results to 82% reduction of the risks involved in fire-related deaths.


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