Protecting Life & Property & Reducing Injuries from Fires Originating on Home Ranges

Most residential structure fires and associated injuries in the United States and Canada begin with cooking appliances. Of these, the leading cause by far is electric ranges.

This report by the IAFC's Fire and Life Safety Section:

  • Summarizes the characteristics of the home fire problem
  • Assesses the potential of various protection technologies to reduce these fire losses
  • Details recommendations to reduce these fire losses

Contents include:

  • Home structure fires - the leading cause of fire deaths
  • Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fires
    • Most home cooking fires involve electric ranges
  • Technologies that can address the cooking fire problem
    • Detection and burner control
    • Hood extinguishing systems
    • Portable fire extinguishers
    • Home fire sprinklers
    • Ignition prevention
  • Range-top cooking technologies
    • Electric coil
    • Electric glass ceramic
    • Induction range tops
  • Product standards, rules and codes
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission interested in temperature limiting solutions
  • Goals, objectives and action plan

Related: IAFC position: Residential Range-Top Safety

  • Topics:
    • Featured Fire Prevention
    • Fire Prevention
  • Resource Type:
    • Report/ publication
  • Organizational Author:
    • Fire Life Safety Section

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