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Why is fire alarm 1 for house necessary?

Last update date March 11, 2019

In late years dead people by house fire increase rapidly, and ratio of "escape delay" rises as cause that resulted in death very much. In addition, half of dead people or more of fire in house are elderly people 65 years or older, and there will be concern about further increase with aging progress in future.

Scary house fire! Many people die every year.

Breakdown of dead person by ratio and that of house fire among building fires


※We extract from "firefighting white paper" (2010 version)
In the United States, setting such as fire alarms for house is made mandatory, and, with the spread, the death toll is reduced to half.
In response to this current situation, setting of fire alarm for house which was effective for early detection of fire was required by the Fire Services Act in Japan.
In addition, in Japan, difference is reflected on the damage situation by having setting or not of fire alarm for house. Setting of fire alarm for house is necessary to reduce such a damage even a little.

Ratio of damage by a fire floor space by having fire alarm or not for house

Ratio of death toll by having fire alarm or not for house


Ratio of toll by having fire alarm or not for house

※We extract from "firefighting white paper" (2010 version)

Information creator: Preventive part Prevention Division
Information making day: 2011. 12. 1

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