GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Workplace Fire Statistics [Latest Report]

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"One-third of all workplace fires occur in office properties."

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"Maintenance issues contribute to 26% of fires in commercial properties."

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"Fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires in healthcare properties per year."

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"Retail properties experience an average of 13,570 fires annually."

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"Fires in industrial facilities cause an average of $823 million in direct property damage annually."

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"Arson accounts for an estimated 7% of reported workplace fires annually."

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"30% of workplace fires are related to issues with building services."

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"Sprinkler systems are effective in 88% of fires in large buildings, including workplaces."

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"Heating equipment causes 11% of non-residential building fires."

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"Warehouses experienced an estimated average of 1,410 fires annually from 2011 to 2015."

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"Workplace fires resulted in annual losses of 90 civilian deaths, 1,350 civilian injuries, and $1.2 billion in direct property damage from 2011 to 2015."

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"Between 2011 and 2015, an average of 37,000 fires were reported in industrial and manufacturing properties annually."

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"Electrical distribution and lighting equipment are responsible for 9% of workplace fires."

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"In a survey, 58% of businesses admitted that they were not adequately prepared for a workplace fire."

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"Restaurants account for 6% of all non-residential structure fires."

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"In the United States, there were an estimated 18,000 non-residential building fires per year between 2016 and 2020, many of which occurred in the workplace."

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"Only 40% of small businesses have a formal fire preparedness plan."

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"Cooking-related activities account for about 29% of all workplace fires."

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"Cooking equipment was involved in 61% of restaurant fires."

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"Nearly 20% of all fires reported in office properties between 2007 and 2011 were intentionally set."

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