Table 4

Discounted program costs and savings associated with the LRFIPP, 1990–95

*Net cost = total fire related costs prevented−total program costs.
†Net cost = medical costs−LRFIPP costs.
Program costs
    LRFIPP costs497 936
    Volunteer time and participant costs32 675
Total program costs530 611
Costs of residential fire related injuries
    Medical costs1 448 188
    Productivity losses14 292 095
Total fire related costs prevented15 740 283
Net cost: societal perspective*15 209 673
Net cost: health care system perspective†950 253
Program effectiveness
    Non-fatal injuries24
    Fatal injuries20
Total injuries prevented44
    Cost per injury prevented: societal and health care system perspectivesSavings