Fires in Germany – facts and figures about fire protection in Germany

We have compiled the most important facts about fires for you below:

  • Germany suffers approx. 400 fire deaths each year.
  • 95 percent of them are victims of fumes – not flames.
  • In addition to this, 6,000 people are injured by fire each year and suffer long-term damage to their health.
  • Fire damages amount to more than one billion EUR in the domestic sector alone.
  • Thirteen German states have already passed laws making the installation of smoke detectors compulsory.
  • Smoke detectors account for a reduction in fire victims of up to 50 percent.

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