ERIC Number: ED159436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Highlights of Fire in the United States: Deaths, Injuries, Dollar Loss, and Incidents at the National, State, and Local Levels.
National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. National Fire Data Center.
This report provides fire departments, federal and state governments, and others active in the fire protection field with information which can be used to improve the efficacy and targeting of fire prevention programs. As a byproduct, it illustrates ways that state and local governments might analyze their own fire problems. The report describes the magnitude of national fire problems in terms of number of fires, deaths, injuries, and dollars lost. It also describes specific characteristics of the fire problem, such as who the victims are and what the causes are of fires in various types of property. Although some suggestions for reducing the fire problem are included, the reader is encouraged to formulate his own plans. (This is the first report in what is planned to be an annual series.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Community, Community Size, Costs, Death, Fire Fighters, Fire Protection, Fire Science Education, Injuries, Place of Residence, Program Improvement, Racial Differences, Safety Education, Sex Differences, State Surveys, Statistical Data
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 003-000-00537-2)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. National Fire Data Center.
Identifiers - Location: United States