Accession Number : AD0606726

Title :   FEDERAL FIRE EXPERIENCE FOR FISCAL YEAR 1962.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL FIRE COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 1942

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This repoort continues the expanded Federal fire experience reporting bbase initiated in Fiscal Year 1960. Statistics are compiled on aerospace vehicles, buildings and contents, contractor operations, forests, shipboard and other categories. While the overall reporting of fire loss experience to the Council for Fiscal Year 1962 increased significantly over that for Fiscal Year 1961, there still remain some areas of fire loss experience that are not being covered. Several of the Federal agencies, including a few of the larger, do not have a clear picture of their annual firre losses due primarily to a lack of repoorting procedure. The Council hopes this will be rectified in the future. Several fluctuations are evident in this report. The number of deaths and fires increased slightly--and the number of injuries and the total amount of loss decreased by about 22% and 30% respectively. Approximately 41% of the losses occurred in forests, grass, and tundra (includes cost of suppression); 30% in aerospace vehicles; 13% in buildings and contents; 8% in shipboard; and 8% in the other category. No graphs or charts are included in this report due to aa a lack of appropriate statistics on the expanded reporting base for previous years.

Descriptors :   (*FIRES, UNITED STATES), UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DAMAGE, HAZARDS, FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS, FIRE SAFETY, STATISTICAL DATA, COSTS, AEROSPACE CRAFT, AIRCRAFT FIRES, BUILDINGS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE