Fire Prevention Week – October 4-10

​According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 1,240,000 fires in 2013, which resulted in more than $11.5 billion in financial loss, injured more than 16,000 people, and killed more than 3,000. We at Federated Insurance have seen the results of this kind of devastation first-hand. And, what we find most alarming is that the vast majority of fires are avoidable. An in-depth study of Federated clients’ fire-related losses shows the leading causes to be:


  • Spontaneous combustion of improperly stored, oil-soaked rags and other combustible materials
  • Over-loaded electrical circuits and improper use of electrical cords and surge protection
  • Careless smoking
  • Improper storage of flammable liquids

Each of these fire risks can be avoided by following proper prevention steps. In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015, Federated Insurance has created a short check list on inspecting facilities for major fire hazards. A copy of the check list can be reviewed ​​here​.

For more information on Federated’s fire prevention information and other risk management programs, or to locate your local representative, visit, or call 1-800-533-0472.