Firefighter injuries by type of duty


Year


Total

Firefighting, fireground

Responding, returning

On scene at
non-fire calls


Training

Other
on-duty

1981

103,340

67,510 (65.3%)

4,945 (4.8%)

9,600 (9.3%)

7,090 (6.9%)

14,195 (13.7%)

1982

98,150

61,370 (62.5%)

5,320 (5.4%)

9,385 (9.6%)

6,125 (6.2%)

15,950 (16.3%)

1983

103,150

61,740 (59.9%)

5,865 (5.7%)

11,105 (10.8%)

6,755 (6.5%)

17,685 (17.1%)

1984

102,300

62,700 (61.3%)

5,845 (5.7%)

10,630 (10.4%)

6,840 (6.7%)

16,285 (15.9%)

1985

100,900

61,255 (60.7%)

5,280 (5.2%)

12,500 (12.4%)

6,050 (6.0%)

15,815 (15.7%)

1986

96,450

55,990 (58.1%)

4,665 (4.8%)

12,545 (13.0%)

6,395 (6.6%)

16,855 (17.5%)

1987

102,600

57,755 (56.3%)

5,075 (4.9%)

13,940 (13.6%)

6,075 (5.9%)

19,755 (19.3%)

1988

102,900

61,790 (60.0%)

5,080 (4.9%)

12,325 (12.0%)

5,840 (5.7%)

17,865 (17.4%)

1989

100,700

58,250 (57.8%)

6,000 (6.0%)

12,580 (12.5%)

6,010 (6.0%)

17,860 (17.7%)

1990

100,300

57,100 (56.9%)

6,115 (6.1%)

14,200 (14.2%)

6,630 (6.6%)

16,255 (16.2%)

1991

103,300

55,830 (54.0%)

5,355 (5.2%)

15,065 (14.6%)

6,600 (6.4%)

20,450 (19.8%)

1992

97,700

52,290 (53.5%)

5,580 (5.7%)

14,645 (15.0%)

7,045 (7.2%)

18,140 (18.6%)

1993

101,500

52,885 (52.1%)

5,595 (5.5%)

16,675 (16.4%)

6,545 (6.5%)

19,800 (19.5%)

1994

95,400

52,875 (55.4%)

5,930 (6.2%)

11,810 (12.4%)

6,780 (7.1%)

18,005 (18.9%)

1995

94,500

50,640 (53.6%)

5,230 (5.5%)

13,500 (14.3%)

7,275 (7.7%)

17,855 (18.9%)

1996

87,150

45,725 (52.5%)

6,315 (7.2%)

12,630 (14.5%)

6,200 (7.1%)

16,280 (18.7%)

1997

85,400

40,920 (47.9%)

5,410 (6.3%)

14,880 (17.4%)

6,510 (7.6%)

17,680 (20.7%)

1998

87,500

43,080 (49.2%)

7,070 (8.1%)

13,960 (16.0%)

7,055 (8.1%)

16,335 (18.7%)

1999

88,500

45,550 (51.5%)

5,890 (6.7%)

13,565 (15.5%)

7,705 (8.7%)

15,790 (17.8%)

2000

84,500

43,065 (51.0%)

4,700 (5.6%)

13,660 (16.2%)

7,400 (8.8%)

15,725 (18.6%)

2001

82,250

41,395 (50.3%)

4,640 (5.6%)

14,140 (17.2%)

6,915 (8.4%)

15,160 (18.4%)

2002

80,800

37,860 (46.9%)

5,805 (7.2%)

15,095 (18.7%)

7,600 (9.4%)

14,440 (17.9%)

2003

78,750

38,045 (48.3%)

5,200 (6.6%)

13,855 (17.6%)

7,100 (9.0%)

14,550 (18.5%)

2004

75,840

36,880 (48.6%)

4,840 (6.4%)

13,150 (17.3%)

6,720 (8.9%)

14,250 (18.8%)

2005

80,100

41,950 (52.4%)

5,455 (6.8%)

12,250 (15.3%)

7,120 (8.9%)

13,325 (16.6%)

2006

83,400

44,210 (53.0%)

4,745 (5.7%)

13,090 (15.7%)

7,665 (9.2%)

13,690 (16.4%)

2007

80,100

38,340 (47.9%)

4,925 (6.1%)

15,435 (19.3%)

7,735 (9.7%)

13,665 (17.1%)

2008

79,700

36,595 (46.0%)

4,965 (6.2%)

15,745 (19.8%)

8,145 (10.2%)

14,250 (17.9%)

2009

78,150

32,205 (41.2%)

4,965 (6.4%)

15,455 (19.8%)

7935 (10.2%)

17,590 (22.5%)

2010

71,875

32,675 (45.4%)

4,380 (6.1%)

13,355 (18.6%)

7,275 (10.1%)

14,190 (19.7%)

2011

70,090

30,505 (43.5%)

3,870 (5.6%)

14,905 (21.5%)

7,515 (10.8%)

13,295 (19.2%)

2012

69,400

31,490 (45.4%)

4,190 6.0%)

12,760 (18.4%)

7,140 (10.3%)

13,820 (19.9%)

Prior to 1981, the categories were somewhat different. These figures are based on NFPA's annual National Fire Experience Survey.

Updated 11/13