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Document ID (ISN)57452
CIS number 92-264
ISSN - Serial title 0015-2684 - Fire Technology
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Meade W.P.
Title A first pass at computing the cost of fire safety in a modern society
Bibliographic information Nov. 1991, Vol.27, No.4, p.341-345. 3 ref.
Abstract The total cost of fires (damage, prevention and protection) in the United States is estimated at USD 115 billion per year, plus another USD 13 billion for the economic cost of fire deaths and injuries. This paper is an extract from a report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology describing the major components of the total cost of fire and providing new estimates for each. Computations discussed in the report include: property losses, business interruption and product liability; insurance; the fire service; preventive measures.
Descriptors (primary) USA; economic aspects; fire
Descriptors (secondary) cost of accidents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Economic aspects