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Fire Data & Statistics

Incident Summary, Virginia, 2009-2014

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013* 2014**
Fires 26,139 28,235 25,929 25,169 22,589 14,955
Rescue and EMS 424,182 430,695 452,000 512,162 530,495 348,439
Other Calls 194,798 197,186 206,338 210,410 204,666 129,583
Total Incidents 645,119 656,116 684,267 747,741 757,750 492,977
Aid Given 34,331 38,244 42,167 44,033 43,041 26,221
Fire Exposures 487 447 370 360 349 266
Grand Total 679,937 694,807 726,804 792,134 801,140 519,464
 
Total Fire Dollar Loss $278,180,173 $245,074,521 $239,903,587 $273,735,147 $234,577,638 $149,889,554
 
Civilian Fire Injuries 382 471 479 419 408 275
Civilian Fire Deaths 68 68 56 55 70 44
Fire Service Injuries 341 423 592 671 522 417
Fire Service Deaths 1 3 1 4 1 0

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
** Data is compiled for 2014 as of 9/23/2014 and is considered preliminary since we are continuously receiving new and updated reports from fire departments.

Incident Type Summary, Virginia, 2013

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Last Updated: Tuesday, September 23, 2014