Fire Safety

Fire is still a very real and present danger. In 2018, fire departments in the U.S. responded to a fire every 24 seconds. That same year, firefighters responded to more than 1.31 million fires that resulted in 3,655 civilian fire fatalities and an estimated $25 billion in property damage, including $12 billion in losses from wildfires.

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Flame Retardants Protect Our Most Vulnerable Populations

Flame retardants add an integral layer of protection for children, seniors, and their families by reducing the risk of fires or slowing their spread.

Children

Fire statistics show that children are more susceptible to injury or death from fire than the average person. Fires and burns have been found to be the third leading cause of unintentional death among children 14 and under.

Senior Citizens

Fire safety is also a critical issue for senior citizens. The relative risk of individuals age 65 or over dying in a fire was 2.7 times greater than that of the general population.

Low-Income Populations

Low-income populations are prone to fire injury or death due to substandard housing that may lack fire-safety measures such as working smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.