The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published a new report through its Fire Protection Research Foundation.
“Fire in the United States Since 1980, Through the Lens of the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem” provides key information on the changes in fire safety in the past four decades. There have been improvements – the number of fires and fire deaths in the U.S. has been reduced dramatically – but challenges still remain and have changed over time. Although there have been fewer fires, in the present day if a home fire is reported, occupants are more likely to die than 40 years ago. And while fire deaths of young children have declined dramatically, there has been little change in fire death tolls for older adults.
This 63-page report is expected to be a key document that will help to advance fire and life safety, with analysis of fire data and other research to demonstrate what has influenced safety, what has been successful in saving lives, and what are the biggest risks that remain.
Learn more and download the full report through NFPA’s news item.