Portable fire extinguishers are your best line of defense to protect your business, property and family.
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FEMA statistics state how important it is to be prepared and what is at risk:
The risk of death and injury from fire in the United States is not the same for everyone — it is more severe for some groups than for others. Much can be learned from understanding why different segments of society are at a heightened risk from the fire problem.
Findings from the report
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- 3,470 deaths and 15,925 injuries in the U.S. were caused by fires. These casualties were not equally distributed across the population.
- Adults age 80 to 84 had the highest risk of fire death; those 85 and older were at the greatest risk of fire injury.
- While lower than the relative risk of the general population, children age 4 and under faced an elevated risk of both injury and death in a fire when compared with older children (age 5 to 14).
- Males were 1.5 times more likely to die in fires than females.
- African-Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives were at a greater relative risk of dying in a fire than the general population.
- The relative risk of dying in a fire for people living in the South was higher than for populations living in other regions.