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Fire Data & Statistics

Incident Summary, Virginia, 2008-2013

  2013* 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Fires 22,589 25,169 25,929 28,235 26,139 29,393
Rescue and EMS 530,495 512,162 452,000 430,695 424,182 394,891
All Other Calls 204,666 210,410 206,338 197,186 194,798 195,257
Total Number of Incidents 757,750 747,741 684,267 656,116 645,119 619,541
Aid Given 43,041 44,033 42,167 38,244 34,331 36,943
Fire Exposures 349 360 370 447 487 579
Grand Total 801,140 792,134 726,804 694,807 679,937 657,063
 
Total Fire Dollar Loss $234,577,638 $273,735,147 $239,903,587 $245,074,521 $278,180,173 $444,800,936
 
Civilian Fire Injuries 408 419 479 471 382 474
Civilian Fire Deaths 70 55 56 68 68 80
Fire Service Injuries 522 671 592 423 341 335
Fire Service Deaths 1 4 1 3 1 1

2013 VFIRS Data Quick Facts*

Incident Type Summary, Virginia, 2013


  • Fire departments in Virginia responded to an average of 2,195 incidents per day in 2013; one incident occurred every 39 seconds.
     
  • Rescue and EMS calls accounted for 70% of the total incidents in Virginia in 2013; fires only made up 3% of the calls.
     
  • The total fire dollar loss associated with fires in Virginia in 2013 was $235 million.
     
  • One civilian was killed or injured by fire in Virginia every 18 hours in 2013.
     
  • January was the month with the most incidents, while April was the month with the largest amount of fires.
     

* Data is compiled from all incidents reported for 2013 as of the final closeout on 3/12/2014

Incident Type Summary, Virginia, 2013

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Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014