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Maine State Fire Burden

The following graphs outline Maine's fire burden in terms of the count of fires, fire-related hospital discharges (injuries), fire deaths, and total dollar loss for property and contents destroyed in fire. The full fire burden would be the total economic and social cost of these four basic loss measures combined.

Fire Fatality in Maine, 1950 - 2011 (Word, 307 KB)

Fires in Maine, 2005 - 2010 (Word, 311 KB)

Fire Injury in Maine, 2004 - 2009 (Word, 311 KB)

Property Loss to Fire in Maine, 2005 - 2010 (Word, 312 KB)

Maine Fire Research Issues

Fire Fatality in Maine: Part 1- for the years 1983-1992, including policy implications
, Richard E. Taylor, September 2007 (PDF, 53 pages, 329 KB)

Analysis of Maine Fire Incident Reports with Juvenile Involvement from 2004 - early 2008 (PDF, 72 pages, 2.4 MB)

Summary narrative from a Juvenile Fire Setting survey in 2009 (PDF, 11 pages, 208 KB)

Maine Fire Department Incident Reports

2013 Maine Fire Department Information (NFIRS report)
(PDF, 34 pages, 222 KB)

Maine Fire Injury Reports

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Additional Reports on Fire Issues

"Heating Fires in Residential Buildings (2010-2012)"
; USFA report, December 2014 (PDF, 13 pages, 624 KB)

"Fire Protection and Safety: The Next 25 Years"
: A White Paper Report for the FPRF conference held on November 17 & 18, 2008 (PDF, 55 pages, 894 KB)

"Global Concepts in Residential Fire Safety: Part 1-Best Practices from England, Scotland, Sweden, and Norway"; TriData, October 2007 (PDF, 101 pages, 1.4 MB)

"Global Concepts in Residential Fire Safety: Part 2-Best Practices from Australia, New Zealand and Japan"; TriData, August 2008 (PDF, 111 pages, 3.4 MB)

"Global Concepts in Residential Fire Safety: Part 3- Best Practices from Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Dominican Republic"; TriData, July 2009 (PDF, 107 pages, 3 MB)

"Fire Loss in the United States 2007": NFPA Report released in August 2008 (PDF, 40 pages, 535 KB)

"The Total Cost of Fire in the United States"; NFPA report, February 2008 (PDF, 29 pages, 110 KB)

USFA report on fire in the United States 1995-2004 (PDF, 77 pages, 4.2 MB)

Vision 20/20 National Strategies for Fire Loss Prevention, October 6, 2008 (external page)

NASFM - Juvenile Firesetter Research Report, March 2001 (PDF, 73 pages, 450 KB)

"Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Firefighters Working Above Fire-Damaged Floors"; NIOSH document (PDF, 4 pages, 1.9 MB)

"Human Behaviour Contributing to Unintentional Residential Fire Deaths 1997-2003"; Heimdall Consulting Ltd, February 2005 (this report is on New Zealand residential fire deaths) (PDF, 87 pages, 1.7 MB)


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