According to information taken from the National Fire Incident Reporting System, each year over 75 percent of all fire fatalities occurred as a result of fires in our homes. Fires that affect our homes are often the most tragic and the most preventable. In the latest Topical Fire Report Series for the years 2009 to 2011, fire fatalities in our homes accounted for 82 percent of all those who died from fire.
Findings from the report indicate that the overwhelming majority of victims suffered from thermal burns and smoke inhalation.
Just over half of all house fire deaths occurred in bedrooms.
Just over half of fire fatalities in the home occurred between 11pm and 7am. This time period was also responsible for 48 percent of…