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U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) statistical reports explore aspects of the U.S. fire problem that affect Americans in their daily lives. Primarily based on data collected through USFA’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), our reports briefly address the nature and relevance of the specific fire or fire-related problem, highlight important findings, and suggest other resources to consider for further information.
As a follow-up to these reports, visit our fire safety and prevention outreach section for materials that will help you increase community awareness about many of the fire problems addressed below.
Our reports reflect the most current data available at the time of analysis. In priority order, we primarily rely on these data sources:
|National Fire Incident Reporting System incident-level data||10 to 18 months after the end of the calendar year|
|National Center for Health Statistics vital records||Two plus years after the end of the calendar year|
|National Fire Protection Association survey estimates||Nine months after the end of the calendar year|
See also: “Fire Estimate Summaries of Residential Building Fire Trends and Causes” PDF 1.7 MB. You can also download this data in Excel format.
See also: “Fire Estimate Summaries of Nonresidential Building Fire Trends and Causes” PDF 1.3 MB. You can also download this data in Excel format.
See also: U.S. and state fire death rates