Zero Fire Deaths in 2020 in Savannah, Georgia for First Time in a Decade

January 12, 2021

Authorities in Georgia’s oldest city say they saw no deaths from fires in 2020, the first time that’s happened in a decade.

The Savannah Fire Department said in a news release it responded to 920 fires last year, but nobody died. Savannah wasn’t so fortunate during the previous nine years. The department says 41 people died as a result of fires between 2011 and 2019.

“Despite the increased number of people working and studying from home in 2020, fire incidents are down, and we made it through a tumultuous year without a single fire-related death,” Savannah Fire Chief Derik Minard said.

He credited not only his department’s effectiveness at fighting fires, but also its efforts toward fire prevention and education.

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.