More than 24 million fires are reported nationwide annually, resulting in over $11 billion in property damage.
The United States has one of the highest fire death rates per capita in the world. At least 6,000 people die in fires each year and an additional 100,000 are injured. Senior citizens and children under 5 are at highest risk. Fire is fast, dark and deadly, emitting smoke and gases that can render a person unconscious within minutes. It is the most likely disaster that families will experience.