Fire Statistics - 2009
U.S. fire departments responded to an
estimated 1,348,500 fires. These fires
resulted in 3,010 civilian fire
fatalities, 17,050 civilian fire
injuries and an estimated
$12,531,000,000 in direct property loss.
There was a civilian fire death every
175 minutes and a civilian fire injury
every 31 minutes in 2009. Home fires
caused 2,565, or 85%, of the civilian
fire deaths. Fires accounted for five
percent of the 26,534,000 total calls.
Eight percent of the calls were false
alarms; sixty-five percent of the calls
were for aid such as EMS.
National Fire Protection Association
fire is an extremely devastating occurrence that
can ruin a home or business in a matter of
minutes. Prevention is key to protecting a home
or business from the destruction of a fire.
Rampart Security’s fire protection can alert
your family or employees when the threat of fire
occurs. To receive your free consultation with
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Using smoke detectors in a home or business will alert the Central
Station as soon as smoke is detected by the device. We recommend at
minimum placing 1 smoke detector on every floor of the house or business. It
is strongly recommended placing smoke detectors in bedrooms, hallways, and
Heat detectors are optimal for areas that a smoke detector would normally
be activated frequently. These areas include kitchens, garages, and bathrooms.
The heat detector will trigger when a pre-determined temperature is reached at the device.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Placing carbon monoxide detectors in your home or
business can prevent illness or death from this
silent killer. Carbon monoxide is a very
dangerous gas that can be deadly without a
person’s knowledge of the gas being in the area.
Carbon monoxide detectors should be placed in
centralized areas to alert everyone when the
possibility of this odorless gas has entered the
Teach your kids about fire
safety! Check out this
website from the U.S.
Fire Administration for great learning tools.