Incident Summary, Virginia, 2013-2017

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Fires 29,776 30,455 28,337 28,771 23,443
Rescue and EMS 550,232 579,560 578,236 613,295 465,825
Other Calls 224,936 228,481 237,591 252,493 173,535
Aid Given 44,669 45,894 51,022 56,229 44,706
Exposure Fires 351 364 312 373 266
Grand Total 849,613 884,390 895,186 950,788 681,149
Total Fire Dollar Loss $225,013,781 $243,898,781 $248,502,363 $239,642,184 $177,704,536
Civilian Fire Injuries 406 432 350 365 301
Civilian Fire Deaths 72 77 59 80 50
Fire Service Injuries 178 151 151 157 134
Fire Service Deaths 0 0 0 0 0

2017 VFIRS Data Quick Facts

  • Fire departments in Virginia responded to an average of 1,866 incidents per day in 2017.
  • Rescue and EMS calls accounted for 70% of the total incidents in Virginia in 2016; fires only made up 3% of the calls.
  • The total fire dollar loss associated with fires in Virginia in 2017 was nearly $178 million.
  • One civilian was killed or injured by fire in Virginia every 78 hours in 2016.

 

Source: National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) as of January 23, 2018.