Incident Summary, Virginia, 2012-2016

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Fires 32,424 29,770 30,450 28,332 28,343
Rescue and EMS 531,768 550,257 579,550 578,228 608,652
Other Calls 230,925 224,956 228,453 237,578 249,663
Total Incidents
(Sub Total)
795,117 804,983 838,453 844,138 886,658
Aid Given 45,693 44,681 45,889 51,021 55,628
Exposure Fires 362 351 363 312 368
Grand Total 841,172 850,015 884,705 895,471 942,654
Total Fire Dollar Loss $276,258,376 $225,017,111 $243,898,781 $248,462,363 $237,899,800
Civilian Fire Injuries 419 406 432 350 364
Civilian Fire Deaths 57 72 77 59 80
Fire Service Injuries 668 538 609 489 432
Fire Service Deaths 2 2 0 1 1

 

2016 VFIRS Data Quick Facts

  • Fire departments in Virginia responded to an average of 2,422 incidents per day in 2016; one incident occurred every 36 seconds.
  • Rescue and EMS calls accounted for 69% 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 2016 was nearly¬†$238 million.
  • One civilian was killed or injured by fire in Virginia every 20 hours in 2016.
  • July was the month with the most incidents, while April was the month with the largest amount of fires.
Source: National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) as of March 20, 2017.