Americans 'React Incorrectly' to Fire

August 2007
Fire Chief;Aug2007, Vol. 51 Issue 8, p17
Trade Publication
The article presents a nationwide survey conducted by the Society for Fire Protection Engineers which shows that Americans' first reactions to fire could place them in greater danger. Based on the survey, only 28 percent of respondents answered that they would evacuate when asked. Other responses included calling 911, notifying others, fighting the fire, searching for the source of fire, and searching for more information.


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