Year

Total

Career

Volunteer

1983

1,111,200

226,600

884,600

1984

1,129,350

231,600

897,750

1985

1,077,950

238,500

839,450

1986

1,045,950

237,750

808,200

1987

1,060,000

243,200

816,800

1988

1,040,750

252,500

788,250

1989

1,020,700

250,600

770,100

1990

1,025,650

253,000

772,650

1991

1,033,600

261,800

771,800

1992

1,058,300

253,000

805,300

1993

1,055,050

259,650

795,400

1994

1,073,600

265,700

807,900

1995

1,098,850

260,850

838,000

1996

1,081,800

266,300

815,500

1997

1,079,050

275,700

803,350

1998

1,082,500

278,300

804,200

1999

1,065,150

279,900

785,250

2000

1,064,150

286,800

777,350

2001

1,078,300

293,600

784,700

2002

1,108,250

291,650

816,600

2003

1,096,900

296,850

800,050

2004

1,100,750

305,150

795,600

2005

1,136,650

313,300

823,350

2006

1,140,900

316,950

823,950

2007

1,148,800

323,350

825,450

2008

1,148,850

321,700

827,150

2009

1,148,100

335,950

812,150

2010

1,103,300

335,150

768,150

2011

1,100,450

344,050

756,040

2012

1,129,250

345,950

783,300

2013

1,140,750

354,600

786,150

          2014              1,134,400            346,150              788,250

 

Career firefighters include full-time uniform firefighter regardless of assignment (i.e., suppression, administrative, prevention/inspection, etc.). Career firefighters do not include career firefighters who work for the state or federal government or in private fire brigades. Volunteer firefighters include any active part-time (call or volunteer) firefighters.

 

Source: U.S. Fire Department Profile Through 2014, Hylton J. G. Haynes NFPA, January 2016

 and previous reports in the series. 

Updated 1/16