Insight Into the Fire Death Rates In America

The U.S. Fire Administration  states that fire problem varies from region to region in the United States.  This often is a result of climate, poverty, education, demographics, and other causal factors.  The following table shows the District of Columbia and each state’s fire death rate per capita for 2009 based on the state where the fire death occurred.  The national fire death rate in 2009 was 11.0 deaths per million population.  States are listed by rate from highest to lowest.  The highest death rates in 2009 occurred in the District of Columbia, Arkansas, and Mississippi.  The states with the lowest rates were Hawaii, Idaho, and Massachusetts.


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I am a professional consultant with 30 years of experience in managing emergencies. My background and skills gave me the foundation to start Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants. If you need preparedness training or would like to have a preparedness discussion for your employees contact me via email at I held various positions in the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department until I retired in 2007. As a emergency planner and trainer in the Prince George's County Office of Homeland Security I planned exercises and training for government agencies and citizens groups. I was appointed Fire Chief of the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department in 2009. I started Systems Emergency Preparedness Consultants in June of that year. I had the opportunity to become the Assistant Fire Chief - Operations of the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department and served for a year as the Interim Fire Chief. I am a trained mediator, mediator team leader and trainer. I also served as the Fire/EMS Department Equal Employment Opportunity Officer.
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