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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European Fire Safety Week
This first European Fire Safety Week delivers research, studies and reports that highlight the dangers from fire in the home. We will deliver strong consistent best practise messages on home fire safety by respected fire professionals at national and EU level. And you are welcome to join!
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.
To measure is to know. Statistics allow us to draw conclusions out of the huge amount of data available. The European Fire Safety Alliance aims to share national data at European level.
Our Community Fire Safety prevention projects are meant to achieve behavioural change in targetgroups. By early intervention we try to prevent problems in the future. This ‘intervention’ can be formulated in different ways. For example by give the target group guidelines for fire safe behaviour. To reach effect it is necessary that the target group is positive about these advises. It is more effective to communicate the desired behaviour than to tell what they shouldn't do.