Fire & Life Safety

“The serious losses in life and property resulting annually from fires causes me deep concern. I am sure that such unnecessary waste can be reduced. The substantial progress made in the science of fire prevention and fire protection in the country during the past forty years convinces me that the means are available for limiting this unnecessary destruction.” - President Harry S Truman, 1947.

Fire Facts

  • Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a reported fire in half.
  • Cooking is the Number 1 cause of house fires and injuries.
  • Careless/Unintentional  fires are the leading cause of fire deaths.
  • U.S fire departments responded to 1,291,500 fires in 2019.
  • Home fires killed 3,704 and injured 16,600 people in 2019.
  • Fires caused $14.8 Billion in damages in 2019.
  • Residential fire sprinkler systems reduce the risk of fires and insurance premiums.