African American males (19.7) and American Indian males (17.4) have the highest fire death rates per million population.
People ages 85 or older have the highest fire death rate (43.0).
People ages 40-44 have the highest fire injury rate (58.4).
More information on fire death rates for older adults and children.
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|87||Firefighters died while on duty.|
|50||Firefighters died from heart attacks.|
|40||Firefighters died from activities related to an emergency incident.|
|17||Firefighters died from activities at a fire scene.|
|12||Firefighters died while participating in training activities.|
|11||Firefighters died while responding to or returning from emergency incidents.|
24,495 firefighters were injured on the fireground in 2017.
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.