Total cost of fire in Canada: an initial estimate

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TypeTechnical Report
Physical description142 p.
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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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRCC 38941
NPARC number20386274
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Record created2012-07-25
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