Fire Safety

 

2016 Fire Facts

1,345,000 total fires were reported in the U.S. during 2016.

  • 3,390 civilian fire deaths
  • One civilian death occurred every 2 hours and 35 minutes

14,650 Civilian Fire Injuries

  • One civilian injury occurred every 34 minutes

$10.6 billion in property damage

A fire department responded to a fire call every 24 seconds in the USA.

Structure Fires

475,500 structure fires occurred in the U.S. during 2016

  • 2,950 civilian fire deaths
  • 12,775 civilian fire injuries
  • $7.9 billion in property damage
  • One structure fire was reported every 66 seconds

Highway Vehicle Fires

173,000 highway vehicle fires occurred in the U.S. during 2016

  • 280 civilian fire deaths
  • 1,075 civilian fire injuries
  • $933 million in property damage
  • One highway vehicle was reported every 3 minutes and 2 seconds

Outside and Other Fires

662,500 outside and other fires occurred in the U.S. during 2016

  • 85 civilians fire deaths
  • 650 civilian fire injuries
  • $1.4 billion in property damage(1)
  • One outside fire was reported every 48 seconds

Other Vehicle Fires(2)

31,000 other vehicle fire occurred in the U.S. during 2016

  • 75 civilian deaths
  • 150 civilian injuries
  • $423 million in property damage
  • One other vehicle fire was reported every 16 minutes and 57 seconds

(1)$911 million in property damage occurred in one major Tennessee wildfire.

(2)Includes airplanes, trains, ships,construction, or farm vehicles

Source: NFPA Research:www.nfpa.org/research