The fire problem in the United States is an ongoing and continuous battle for the fire service and the public alike. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), 81 percent of all fire deaths and 76 percent of all fire injuries occurred in residential buildings. Each year there is an estimated:
365,500 residential building fires reported to U.S. fire departments
$6.6 billion in property loss
This is a call to action for USFA, fire and life safety partner organizations and the American public. We must join together to help reduce the number of home fires, and the resulting deaths, injuries and loss of property. We rely on the fire service to fight fires once they occur; however, the prevention of fires is up to all of us ... Fire is Everyone’s Fight™.