Research on effectiveness of residential fire safety surveys
I've seen that some departments will offer to come out to people's houses and conduct a fire safety inspection. While this could be a help to that homeowner and has some obvious public relations benefits, I'm dubious that any department could conduct enough of these to make a difference.
Has anyone come across any research showing lower fire rates, fatality rates, etc. linked to conducting such voluntary inspections? In particular, what percentage of homes in a city might need to be inspected to have an noticeable impact?
I think there is some value there, but perhaps other residential-focused educational efforts might give more bang-for-the-buck.