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Residential Property Fire Prevention
- Multi-Family Housing
- Affordable Housing
- Senior Housing
Cooking-fire prevention inMulti-Family Housing
Multi-family apartment buildings have a higher risk for cooking fires than any other type of building. 74% of all fires in multi-family residences are the result of cooking – that is nearly double the rate for other buildings. The vast majority of multi-family residences using electric stoves have electric coil stoves, which contribute disproportionately to cooking fires.
- Between 2013-15, an average of 109,700 multi-family residential fires were reported each year and for every reported cooking fire, another 30 to 50 are unreported.
- On average, these fires caused approximately 405 deaths, 3,975 injuries and $1.4 billion in property loss annually.
kitchen fire prevention inAffordable Housing
Vulnerable populations, aging infrastructure, and stretched budgets: The majority of Public Housing providers have unique features that can make them particularly susceptible to the risk of cooking fires. The very people that Public Housing is meant to serve are also among those at the highest risk for cooking fires and cooking fire injuries. Many tenants, especially the elderly, cope with impaired cognitive or physical abilities which both increase the risk for cooking fires and their ability to respond to emergency situations.
- Cooking is the leading cause of multi-family apartment building fires (74%)*.
- Ontario’s Fire Marshall found that the risk of cooking fires is significantly higher in subsidized housing than multi-family buildings generally.
- Seniors over 65 are twice as likely to die in a fire; over 75, three times; over 85, four times as likely.
Cooking-fire prevention inSenior Housing
Independent/assisted living seniors may struggle with physical health, disabilities, independence and diminished faculties, which ultimately limits their mobility, capacity and alertness. These factors not only increase the risk of fires, but when a cooking fire ignites their perception of danger, responsiveness and ability to navigate themselves to safety are severely compromised. Cooking fires also cause millions of dollars in damage, not to mention trauma for residents and their families.
- From 2009 to 2013, cooking equipment was involved in a staggering two-thirds (66%) of nursing home fires in the US.
- Seniors over 65 years of age are twice as likely to die in a fire; adults 75 years and older are 3 times as likely to die; and those over 85 are 4 times as likely perish.
“The North Charleston Housing Authority has installed the Safe T Elements in all of its housing units since 2009. Since the installation, we have not had one grease fire. Without doubt this product has proven itself to be an excellent fire prevention device.”
David LaRoe, Director of Development & Real Estate, NCHAread more testimonials
“This installation and safety initiative is proving to be a great benefit to protecting the people and property at RHA. We would definitely recommend this technology to all housing authorities to help protect residents and properties from the dangerous risks of cooking fires.”
Sandra Whitney, Director of Housing Operations, Rochester Housing Authorityread more testimonials
“Since Safe T Element was installed; we have more confidence of the level of fire safety in our group homes and have not experienced a single unattended cooking fire-related incident.”
Rob Tobin, Corporate Services and Housing Case Management Liason Specialist, Canadian Mental Health Associationread more testimonials