Wilmington ranks 12th in Hartford’s fire risk index

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The Hartford reported that Wilmington ranks 12th when it comes to the risk of fire.

According toThe Hartford Home Fire Index, the top five cities are: Detroit, Mich.; Shreveport, LA.; Boston; Flint, MI; and Richmond, VA.

Wilmington is still dealing with the deaths of three firefighters in a Sept. 2016 blaze that was ruled to be deliberately set. A suspect was arrested.

The Index is based on an analysis of the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System and a survey conducted by The Hartford on fire safety and prevention behaviors among the general population.

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A home fire is reported in the U.S. every 86 second and 33 percent of home fires are started by children. 6-9 years old.

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For 70 years, the insurer has offered the Junior Fire Marshal program, which is one of the country’s oldest corporate-sponsored public education programs, The Hartford has committed to donate a total of $2 million to local school districts and fire departments for fire safety education.

Also, the company will provide educational materials to 1.5 million children in kindergarten through third grade. The funding and resources will go to the 100 U.S. cities identified in The Hartford’s Home Fire Index.

The Hartford has committed to donate a total of $2 million to local school districts and fire departments for fire safety education. Also, the company will provide educational materials to 1.5 million children in kindergarten through third grade. The funding and resources will go to the 100 U.S. cities identified in The Hartford’s Home Fire Index.

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