College students living away from home should take a few minutes to make sure they are living in a fire-safe environment. Educating students on what they can do to stay safe during the school year is important and often overlooked.
Stats & Facts
In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,389,500 fires. These fires caused 3,005 civilian deaths and 17,500 civilian injuries.
1,375,000 fires were reported in the U.S. during 2012.
U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 366,600 home structure1 fires per year during 2007-2011. These fires caused an annual average of 2,570 civilian fire deaths, 13,210 civilian fire injuries, and $7.2 billion in direct damage.
In 2011, cooking was involved in an estimated 156,300 home structure fires that were reported to U.S. fire departments. These fires caused: 470 deaths, 5,390 injuries, and $1.0 billion in direct property damage.
In 2006-2010, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 157,300 home structure fires that involved cooking equipment per year. These fires caused an average of 380 civilian fire deaths, 4,920 civilian fire injuries, and $794 million in direct property damage.