Rural and Non-Rural Civilian Residential Fire Fatalities in Twelve States.
Rural and Non-Rural Civilian Residential Fire Fatalities
in Twelve States.
Gomberg, A.; Clark, L. P.
NBSIR 82-2519; 52 p. June 1982.
Sponsor:Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB82-252032
fire fatalities; fire statistics; buidling fires;
residential buildings; fire data; heating euipment;
The results of an analysis of fire causal factors in
over 1600 fire fatalities are presented. The primary
emphasis is on the identification of fire causes leading
to demonstrated high fatality rates in rural areas. It
was found that the most signifiant rural fire fatality
cause was heating equiment, with improper installation
and misuse of solid fueled heating equipment
predominating. Other fire causes making significant
contributions to high rural fatality rates were also
investigated and documented. Additional data are
currently being collected to enable further evaluation
of rural fire problems.