NFPA Journal - September/October 2012 - (Page 68)

FEATURE REPORT SUMMARY A man and five of his children died in a residential fire in Washington state. Catastrophic multiple-death fires in homes claimed 67 lives in 2011. Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires in 2011 Twenty-three incidents killed 114 people last year By Stephen G. Badger In 2011, fIrefIghters In the UnIted states responded to an estimated 1,389,500 fires, 386,000 of which occurred in residential structures, 98,500 in nonresidential structures, and 905,000 outside of structures (see the summary of the “U.s. fire Loss for 2011” report on page 76 in this issue). these fires accounted for an estimated 3,005 deaths, 2,550 of which occurred in residential structures, 90 in nonresidential structures, and 365 in fires outside of structures. twenty-three of these fires were categorized as catastrophic multiple-death fires, defined here as fires or explosions in homes or apartments that result in five or more fire-related deaths, or as fires or explosions in all other structures, as well as outside of structures, such as wildfires and ONLINE For the complete report, please visit 68 NFPA JOURNAL SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012 Photograph: AP/Wide World

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NFPA Journal - September/October 2012

NFPA Journal - September/October 2012
First Word
Mail Call
In a Flash
Heads Up
Structural Ops
In Compliance
Electrical Safety
Wildfire Watch
Lessons of Comayagua
After Waldo Canyon
Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires in 2011
Fire Loss in the United States in 2011
Section Spotlight
Research + Analysis
What’s Hot
Looking Back

NFPA Journal - September/October 2012