The CTIF Fire Statistics magazine no 28 is published!
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Since 1995, the Center for Fire Statistics of CTIF (CFS CTIF) has published an annual report on World Fire Statistics. Over the years, CFS-CTIF has published various books in Germany, Poland and the USA on various topics related to international fire and fire statistics.
In 2023, report No. 28 is now published. The 2021 statistics include information from 38 states and 26 major cities. In the second part of the report, the evaluation of the causes of fires in 66 countries around the world is presented.
Furthermore, it should be reported that the project "100 CITIES – 100 YEARS - Evaluation Of Urban Fire Risks" will be continued. On the CTIF website, information about the project is available in several languages. The historical background of the project is the development of urban fire risks in the 20th century. Many political, cultural and technical events have shaped fire safety in the past century. Many historical major fires as well as the general development of the number of fires in the cities influenced fire safety and the development of fire brigades.
Among the many problems on the subject of fire protection in urban centers, the following questions are of particular interest:
- How many fires have been recorded in the last 100 years?
- How many victims (dead, injured, affected) have there been in fires in the last 100 years?
- What are the international risk trends?
- How did fire risks evolve in the world's 100 largest cities?
In the past, CFS CTIF has developed a risk model to assess fire risks at the national level. With this model it was possible to reconstruct the fire situation in states, on continents and the world as a whole. It was also possible to work out a forecast for the 24th century. This model is used in the current project "100 CITIES – 100 YEARS - Evaluation Of Urban Fire Risks". The corresponding fire risks are determined from the basic data required for this (population development, number of fires, number of fatalities). A historical literature analysis provided many interesting clues. The data collection is essentially complete. Now work is underway to analyze the figures. The amount of data, facts and figures is a valuable building block in the preservation of historical information and offers multi-layered insights into the problems of dealing with fire phenomena in the urban centers of the earth.