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Owners, Managers & Maintenance Staff
Recent economic changes, a transient population, and changing demographics present significant challenges for apartment managers and maintenance personnel. TVF&R acknowledges these issues and offers the following information and resources to assist you in your commitment to fire safety.

Landlords Have a Pivotal Role
Your role as a manager is critical to tenants' safety. Research conducted by Campbell & DeLong Resources concluded that properties with a negligent landlord are more likely to have residents who are negligent as well.
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Reducing Fires on Your Property
There are many things managers and property owners can do to mitigate and reduce the severity of fires on their property. Identifying access issues, building deficiencies, and unsafe tenant behavior can mean the difference between life and death when fire breaks out.

Use our Self-Inspection Checklist and Tenant Space Checklist to help.

Where Most Fires Occur and Common Causes
Almost 100% of all fires are human-caused. Knowing where fires start and why can assist in helping educate your tenants on fire safety.
  1. Kitchen (46.1%)
  2. Bedroom (12.3%)
  3. Living Room (6.2%)
  4. Laundry Area (3.3%)
  5. Bathroom (2.4%)

Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and injuries in the U.S. Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths. Heating appliances are the second leading cause of home fire and the second leading cause of fire deaths. Arson is both the third leading cause of both home fires and home fire deaths. Arson includes juvenile firesetting.