Fire departments provide invaluable services to communities nationwide. To understand the full role fire departments play in a community, this topical report profiles fire department run activity as reflected in the 2016 NFIRS data.Download the full 10 page report PDF 596 KB
In 2016, fire departments responded to
that were reported to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).
Almost two-thirds (64 percent) of the reported calls to fire departments required Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and rescue services.
Only 5 percent of all reported fire department runs were fire related.
About half (52 percent) of the reported calls were to residential properties. Only 3 percent of these were fire related.
In 2016, fire departments responded to more severe weather calls reported on Saturdays than any other day of the week.
Approximately 9 percent of reported runs involved mutual or automatic aid.