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Fire Data & Statistics

Incident Summary, Virginia, 2010-2015*

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015*
Fires 35,985 33,910 32,385 29,640 30,331 27,373
Rescue and EMS 463,598 469,643 531,729 550,102 579,107 556,407
Other Calls 216,411 225,632 230,858 224,783 228,236 226,757
Total Incidents
(Sub Total)
715,994 729,185 794,972 804,525 837,674 810,537
Aid Given 38,673 42,817 44,414 43,418 44,518 47,704
Fire Exposures 448 375 362 351 362 312
Grand Total 755,115 772,377 839,748 848,294 882,554 858,553
 
Total Fire Dollar Loss $248,370,302 $216,669,948 $276,258,376 $223,404,661 $242,914,981 $242,385,500
 
Civilian Fire Injuries 472 480 419 406 432 455
Civilian Fire Deaths** 97 79 80 106 99 79
Fire Service Injuries 427 592 668 538 609 481
Fire Service Deaths 2 1 2 2 0 1

2015 VFIRS Data Quick Facts*

Incident Type Summary, Virginia, 2015

Incident Type Summary, Virginia, 2015


  • Fire departments in Virginia responded to an average of 2,352 incidents per day in 2015; one incident occurred every 37 seconds.
     
  • Rescue and EMS calls accounted for 69% of the total incidents in Virginia in 2015; fires only made up 3% of the calls.
     
  • The total fire dollar loss associated with fires in Virginia in 2015 was $242 million.
     
  • One civilian was killed or injured by fire in Virginia every 22 hours in 2015.
     
  • March was the month with the most incidents, while April was the month with the largest amount of fires.
     

* Reported data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) as of April 28, 2016.
**Source: Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Incident By Month Summary, Virginia, 2014

Fire Incident By Month Summary, Virginia, 2014

VFIRS Participation

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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 7, 2016