Fire Deaths, Injuries and Monetary Losses in Canada 1986-2000

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Issue 238
Physical description33 p.
AbstractThis report presents an analysis of fire data gathered in Canada for the period 1986-2000. The study shows that fire incidents fell from 68,083 to 56,585, a decline of 16 %. The fire deaths and injuries averages also fell from 506 and 3,772 to 379 and 2,890 respectively, a decline of 25 % and 23%, respectively. The highest rate of fire deaths per million people was recorded in the Northwest Territories (94 PMP) for the period under study. Residential houses are the properties most affected: 42% of the fires, and approximately 80% of the fire deaths took place in residential properties. Cooking equipment, heating equipment, electrical distribution equipment, and smoker's materials are the leading factors responsible for fire in Canada. They account for 42% of the fires across the country. Mechanical and electrical failures are also important circumstances leading to fire incidents.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number18787
NPARC number20377412
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-10-03
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