Fire safety is of paramount importance for multifamily properties. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 28% of all residential fires occur in multifamily buildings. Protect residents and your property by following our single-family recommendations, as well as these extra apartment steps:
In the event of a fire, get out, stay out and call for help. According to the National Fire Protection Association’s most recent research, there were more than 1.3 million fires reported in the United States in 2016. More than 14,000 people were injured, more than 3,000 people died, and property damage exceeded $10 billion. The major causes of apartment fires resulting in death and property damage are smoking materials, heating, arson and children playing with matches and lighters, meaning nearly all of these fires are preventable.