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RESIDENTIAL FIRE STATISTICS

 

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Nationwide Response Breakdown (2009)

The latest current statistics

 

NUMBER OF RESPONSES NATIONWIDE:

Fires                                                                                          1,348,500

Medical Aid                                                                           17,104,000

False Alarms                                                                            2,177,000

Mutual Aid/Assistance                                                            1,296,000

Hazmat                                                                                        397,000

Other Hazardous (Arcing wires, bomb removal, etc.)            625,500

All Other (Smoke scares, lock-outs, etc.)                               3,586,500

TOTAL                                                                                  26,534,500

 

Property Use                          Fires                Deaths                        Injuries  Loss In Millions

All Structures                        480,500           2,695               14,740             $10,842

Residential Structures           377,000           2,590               13,050             $  7,796

Nonresidential Structures     103,500           105                    1,690             $  3,046

Vehicles                                  219,000           280                    1,610             $  1,361

Outdoor and Other Fires      649,000             35                       700

 

On-Duty Firefighter 2010 Fatalities: 85 
Classification: 
 
55 Volunteer 64.7% 
28 Career 32.9% 
1 Wildland Full-Time 1.17% 
1 Paid-on-Call 1.17% 
 
Number of Multiple Firefighter Fatality Incidents: 4 
Type of Duty: 
 
20 On-Scene Fire 23.5% 
19 Other On-Duty 22.3% 
16 Responding 18.8% 
16 After 18.8% 
7 Training 8.23% 
4 On-Scene Non-Fire 4.70% 
1 Returning 1.17% 
1 Other 1.17% 
1 Unknown 1.17% 


 

 

           

West Virginia ranks 4th highest in the nation in civilian fire deaths