Fire Statistics, Safety Matters | Wilmot Modular Structures

Posted by Wilmot Modular on August 24, 2016

Fire Safety is a key factor in building code objectives.

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The building codes focus on fire prevention, safe egress for occupants, and the safety of firefighters that may be called to the scene to extinguish the fire.

An important design aspect considered is the structural integrity of the building if a fire were to break out.

Firefighters put their life on the line by entering burning buildings. It is the responsibility of all that design and build structures to follow the building codes, especially those that protect firefighters from collapsing structures.

These statistics demonstrate exactly how serious fire safety is.

Show support for those that dedicate their lives to serving and protecting the public. Build according to the building code.

For more information on fire safety and prevention please visit theNational Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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Code Excerpt:

1604.3 Table: Fire Casualty and Loss Statistics

Year Fires Deaths Injuries Firefighter
Deaths
Firefighter
Injuries

Property
Damage (MM)

1977 3,264,000 7,395 31,190 157 112,540 $4,709
1978 2,817,500 7,710 29,825 172 101,100 $4,498
1979 2,845,500 7,575 31,325 125 95,780 $5,750
 
1980 2,988,000 6,505 30,200 138 98,070 $6,254
1981 2,893,500 6,700 30,450 136 103,340 $6,676
1982 2,538,000 6,020 30,525 127 98,150 $6,432
1983 2,326,500 5,920 31,275 113 103,150 $6,598
1984 2,343,000 5,240 28,125 119 102,300 $6,707
1985 2,371,000 6,185 26,825 128 100,900 $7,324
1986 2,271,500 5,850 28,215 120 96,450 $6,709
1987 2,330,000 5,810 30,800 131 102,600 $7,159
1988 2,436,500 6,215 28,250 136 102,900 $8,352
1989 2,115,000 5,410 28,600 118 100,700 $8,655
 
1990 2,019,000 5,195 29,375 107 100,300 $7,,818
1991 2,041,500 4,465 29,375 108 103,300 $9,467
1992 1,964,500 4,730 28,700 75 97,700 $8,295
1993 1,952,500 4,635 30,475 104 101,500 $8,546
1994 2,054,500 4,275 27,250 104 95,400 $8,151
1995 1,965,500 4,585 25,775 97 94,500 $8,918
1996 1,975,000 4,990 25,550 96 87,150 $9,406
1997 1,795,000 4,050 23,750 97 85,400 $8,525
1998 1,755,500 4,035 23,100 91 87,500 $8,629
1999 1,823,000 3,570 21,875 112 88,550 $10,024
 
2000 1,708,000 4,045 22,350 113 84,550 $11,207
2001* 1,734,500 6,196 21,000 443 82,250 $44,023
2002 1,687,500 3,380 18,425 97 80,800 $10,337
2003 1,584,500 3,925 18,125 105 78,750 $12,307
2004 1,550,500 3,900 17,875 104 75,840 $9,794
2005 1,602,000 3,675 17,925 87 80,100 $10,672

 

* From the events of 9/11/01: Includes 2,451 civilian deaths, 800 civilian injuries, 340 firefighter deaths, $33.44 billion in property loss.

Topics: Safety