The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is led by industry experts with decades of fire protection experience, representing the top global brands in commercial fire protection. Committed to saving lives and protecting property, the association’s key initiatives include providing educational opportunities and collateral, advancing best industry standards and practices, and leading advocacy efforts to safeguard the public.
The United States has the highest number of people killed by fires each year.
A fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the United States every 24 seconds.
In 2018, there were 3,655 civilian (non-firefighters) fire deaths and 15,200 civilian fire injuries.
In the U.S., there was a civilian fire death every 144 minutes in 2018.
$11.1 billion in property damage occurred in structure fires, including $8 billion in property loss in home fires in 2018.
Standpipe and hose systems provide means for manual application of water to fires in buildings.Learn More
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