Category: Statistics

Campus Fire Statistics and Incidents

Fires on college campuses present a significant safety concern, with a majority of incidents occurring offsite rather than within the confines of the campus itself: Source: NFPA Interestingly, statistics reveal a promising trend in on-campus fire safety, as the number of fires in dormitory-type properties has nearly halved from 2012 to 2021: Source: NFPA In […]

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Data Center Fire Statistics

Data centers are vital to our digital ecosystem, and while the Uptime Institute acknowledges that fire incidents are rare, their impact can be devastating. For instance, consider the recent fire at a Kakao data center in South Korea. The company is facing the possibility of losing billions and incurring increased costs during recovery. As you […]

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Gas Station Fire Statistics

Gas stations are familiar across the United States, with the NACS reporting more than 145,000 fueling stations nationwide. Notably, 127,588 of these stations also operate as convenience stores.  Despite their prevalence, NFPA showcases us that these stations are not without their dangers: This post will explore the data surrounding gas station fires, underlining the critical […]

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Top Fire Extinguisher Statistics You Should Know

Fire extinguishers are great fire safety tools. Even without training, Eastern Kentucky University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute found that 98% of participants could safely discharge an extinguisher. Source: WPI This is remarkably impressive, considering the effectiveness of fire extinguishers in emergencies and the lack of training needed. Type of Fire Extinguishers Five primary categories of […]

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Kitchen Fires Statistics

In the US, the main cause of home fires is kitchen fires (44%). Still, in 2024, kitchen fires are prominent and deadly. In fact, 18% of all home fire deaths and 42% of home injuries come from kitchen fires, according to NFPA. Without question, it’s still very prevelent in today’s society, despite all the new […]

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Industrial Fires Statistics: Overview & Data

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that between 2017 and 2021, US fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 36,784 industrial fires. This annual average of 36,784 fires can be broken down into the following categories: The data further highlights the critical nature of these events: Source: NFPA The high vitality in […]

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Workplace Fire Statistics

Surprisingly, in the US, there are approximately 16,500 office and store fires each year, causing a staggering $932 million in direct property damage. This figure highlights that fire remains a prominent issue within the workplace, signaling a clear need for enhanced protective measures. To develop better risk prevention methods, having accurate and up-to-date data is […]

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School Fire Statistics

School fires, while a serious concern, tend to have a lower incidence of fatalities compared to other industries. Additionally, the financial impact per incident is relatively moderate, with the cost per fire typically ranging from $14,948 to $25,349. This can be largely attributed to stringent fire drill regulations in educational institutions. For example, in Atlanta, […]

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Restaurant Fire Statistics

According to NFPA Research, from 2010 to 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 7,410 structure fires per year in eating and drinking establishments. These incidents not only disrupt business but carry heavy consequences, including an annual average of: However, there has been a promising downward trend in restaurant fires over the past […]

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