Fire Loss in the United States During 2021
On average, a fire department responded to a fire somewhere in the US every 23 seconds in 2021. A civilian was fatally injured in a fire every two hours and 18 minutes. Every 36 minutes, a civilian suffered a nonfatal fire injury. The fire and fire loss estimates in this analysis are derived from NFPA’s 2021 fire experience survey (FES). Only fires reported to local fire departments are included.
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