Total cost of fire in Canada: an initial estimate

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20386274
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TypeTechnical Report
Physical description142 p.
SubjectFire
AbstractThe total cost of fire to Canada has never been estimated in detail before. It is much larger than most people are likely to realize - on the order of $11 Billion Canadian per year. The base year used in this analysis, 1991, yielded lower than average direct losses, costs for construction and costs for insurance overhead; the total costs were even higher five years ago, and are probably higher today.The major cost components are direct losses ($1.7B), the cost of the fire service ($2.2B), the cost of fire protection in structures ($3.3B), the cost of fire protection in equipment, vehicles and operation ($2.3B), insurance overhead ($0.4B), indirect losses ($0.3B), the attributed value of fire deaths and injuries ($1.2B), and miscellaneous other costs ($0.1B).
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRCC 38941
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NPARC number20386274
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Record identifier8a06b25d-b4c0-44e6-bffc-e39df4b96bf7
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2017-08-18
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