14th. ed. of ‘Fire in the United States’ available now

This edition is organized differently than previous. The report presents a summary of the national fire problem in terms of losses for structures, vehicles and other mobile properties, and outside and other properties. Detailed analysis of the residential and non-residential structure fire problems will be published as stand-alone reports.

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff October 3, 2007

The U.S. Fire Administration has published The 14thedition of “Fire in the United States,” which covers the 10-year period from 1995 to 2004.
This edition is organized differently than previous. The report presents a summary of the national fire problem in terms of losses for structures, vehicles and other mobile properties, and outside and other properties. Detailed analysis of the residential and non-residential structure fire problems will be published as stand-alone reports. Data on firefighter casualties are published under “ Firefighter Fatalities in the United States ” and “Fire-related Firefighter Injuries in 2004,” the former of which to be released at a later date

The primary source of data for “Fire in the United States” is the National Fire Incident Reporting System, along with date from the National Fire Protection Assn., National Center for Health Statistics, State Fire Marshals’ offices U.S. Census Bureau and the Consumer Price Index. The latest year for that data is 2004.