What are the statistics with children and fires?

Some of the statistics regarding children and fire are staggering. Child fire deaths represent 23% of all fire deaths nationally. Of every 100 people who die in fires, 24 are killed because of children playing with fire. Of every 100 people who die in child-set fires, 85 are children. Ninety percent of these child fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors. In the first six months of 1995, referrals to Rhode Island Family Court for arson had increased 76.5% over a similar period last year. A child who is caught lighting a fire has often lit many others and should receive a professional screening and education program.

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1. Can I listen to the Fire Department on my scanner?
2. Do I need a burning permit?
3. Do I need a fire inspection?
4. How can I report a fire or emergency?
5. How can I request a fire safety presentation?
6. How do I get to the Fire Department administrative offices?
7. How does 911 work?
8. How many smoke detectors do I need in my house?
9. Should I have a carbon monoxide detector?
10. Should I report a small fire, even if it's already out?
11. What are the statistics with children and fires?
12. What is the ISO rating for the Town of North Kingstown?
13. What kind of fire extinguisher should I buy?