According to a recent study by the National Fire Protection Association, an estimated 261,330 intentionally set fires were reported to fire departments in the U.S. This included 49,690 structure fires. Although 19% of intentional fires involved structures, these fires accounted for 86% of direct property damage. Risk assessment and arson prevention are the foundational strategies for protecting Affiliate property.

Consider this article to learn how to assess your Affiliate’s risk of arson and how to create an action plan.