This report contains overall statistics from the NFPA survey of fire departments on fires, civilian deaths and injuries, and property damage in 2011. Includes patterns by major property class. Includes patterns by major property class, region and community size as well as information on types of fire department calls and false alarms.
"2011 United States Fire Loss Clock" fact sheet. (PDF, 129 KB)
U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,389,500 fires. These fires resulted in 3,005 civilian fire fatalities, 17,500 civilian fire injuries and an estimated $11,659,000,000 in direct property loss. There was a civilian fire death every 208 minutes and a civilian fire injury every 30 minutes in 2011. Home fires caused 2,520, or 84%, of the civilian fire deaths. Fires accounted for five percent of the 30,098,000 total calls. Eight percent of the calls were false alarms; sixty-six percent of the calls were for aid such as EMS.