Reduce the risk from fire
The European Fire Safety Alliance recognizes that the majority of deaths and injuries caused by fire happen in the home and impact upon the most vulnerable in society. The European Fire Safety Alliance is an independent alliance of fire professionals and exists to reduce the risk from fire.
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- Explore new EU statistics on fatal residential fires in European countries - Be an authority of fire risk based on a strong statistical evidence base; this is one of the aims of ... Continue Reading
One of the goals of our Alliance is to share national knowledge and innovations on
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Each year in the European Union fire deaths total around 8,000 with ten times that many injuries, according to conservative estimates.
Domestic furniture fires kill 1,500 people a year in Europe and seriously injure 15,000. This is a major hazard to consumers that has remained overlooked for more than 20 years.
According to academic research accidental exposure to Carbon Monoxide kills on average 50 people every year in England and Wales alone.
Consumer electronics, in particular televisions, are a significant domestic fire hazard. In 2001, independent research estimated that more than 40% of TV fires in the EU are caused by external ignition sources such as candles.