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National Strategic Fire Initiative

182 Signatures Goal: 250

Whereas, there were 1.6 million fires attended by fire department, one every 20 seconds, according to the latest information available. Whereas, a fire breaks out in a home every 83 seconds. Whereas, over 3,600 people were killed in fires across the United States, one every 143 minutes. Whereas, almost 18,000 people were injured by fires, one every 29 minutes. Whereas, over 80 percent of these fatal fires occurred in residential occupancies. Whereas, fires caused $11 billion in residential property damage, with $7 billion occurring in residential occupancies. Whereas, 96 percent of the homes in the United States are equipped with smoke alarms, but almost three-fourths of the residential fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms or the smoke alarms were not present. Whereas, smoking materials is the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States, killing one-fourth of the fire victims. Whereas, prevention and mitigation strategies, such as public education, the installation of smoke alarms and residential fire sprinklers can reduce the loss of life and property by over 80 percent, Now, therefore, be it resolved that we support the development of a strategic initiative to develop an agenda to collectively address fire and life safety on a national level and significantly reduce the loss of life, injury and destruction of property from fire.

Sponsor

This petition is being sponsored by an ad hoc group of fire safety professionals that are joining together to help create a renewed focus on fire safety through the development of a National Initiative for Fire Safety.

Links

This is the home site of the National Strategic Fire Initiative. http://national.strategic.initiative.googlepages.com/home

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Signatures

  • 5 years ago
    mtszht Latvia
    5 years ago
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    mglivqm United States
    5 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Mark Smith United States
    7 years ago
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    Todd A. Martin United States
    7 years ago
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    Daniel Johnson United States
    7 years ago
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    Phil McCormack United States
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    Gregory C. Hitchcock United States
    7 years ago
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    Ethan Holmes United States
    8 years ago
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    Archie Koenemund United States
    8 years ago
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    Gary Nabors United States
    8 years ago
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    Capt. Jason A. Smedick United States
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    David F. Klein United States
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    mario berrios United States
    8 years ago
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    John Rodgers United States
    8 years ago
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    Brad Geistler United States
    8 years ago
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