African American males (19.1) and American Indian males (18.7) have the highest fire death rates per million population.
People ages 85 or older have the highest fire death rate (38.0).
People ages 50-54 have the highest fire injury rate (66.4).
More information on fire death rates for older adults and children.
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|102||Firefighters died while on duty.|
36 firefighters died from COVID-19.
|72||Firefighters died from activities related to an emergency incident.|
|29||Firefighters died from heart attacks.|
|26||Firefighters died from activities at a fire scene.|
|25||Firefighters died from activities at a non-fire scene.|
|14||Firefighters died while responding to or returning from emergency incidents.|
|7||Firefighters died while participating in training activities.|
23,825 firefighters (39%) were injured on the fireground in 2019.
Visit: National Fire Protection Association for more statistics on firefighter injuries.
These documents describe the data sources and methodology we use to calculate our fire loss estimates.