NFPA Journal - September/October 2013 - (Page 58)

Catastrophic Multiple-Death Fires in 2012 Last year, 17 incidents killed 82 people, the fewest reported deaths since 1987 By Stephen G. Badger ONLINE For the complete report, please visit 58 In 2012, fIrefIghters In the UnIted states responded to an estimated 1.375 million fires, 381,000 of which occurred in residential structures, 99,500 in nonresidential structures, and 894,500 in fires outside of structures. these fires accounted for an estimated 2,855 deaths, 2,405 of which occurred in residential structures, 65 in nonresidential structures, and 385 in fires outside of structures. seventeen 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 NFPA JOURNAL SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2013 Photographs: AP/Wide World

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NFPA Journal - September/October 2013

NFPA Journal - September/October 2013
First Word
In a Flash
Heads Up
Structural Ops
In Compliance
Electrical Safety
Wildfire Watch
Cover Story: Furniture Flamability
Special Report
NFPA Reports
NFPA Reports
Fire Analysis + Research
Section Spotlight
What’s Hot
Looking Back

NFPA Journal - September/October 2013