North Dakota fire loss/fire department profile

This page presents a snapshot of North Dakota fire losses reported through the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) in 2018.

Also included is information about North Dakota fire departments and firefighter and home fire fatalities in 2020.


Fire departments currently registered with the National Fire Department Registry.
170
Fire departments reported NFIRS data in 2018.

NFIRS data (2018)

All fire casualties

1.7
Deaths
5.2
Injuries
per 1,000 fires

in 2018, the national average was 2.5 deaths and 9.8 injuries per 1,000 fires.

Residential structure fire casualties

5.4
Deaths
17.9
Injuries
per 1,000 fires

in 2018, the national average was 6.1 deaths and 25.3 injuries per 1,000 fires.

Fires casualties by general incident type

Incident type% of deathsNational average% of injuriesNational average
Structures*75.078.591.785.3
Structures/Residential75.075.083.377.1
Vehicles25.017.88.36.7
Outside0.01.90.05.0

* Structures include residential and nonresidential buildings.

Incident types

North Dakota

National average


Fire departments (2020)

Source: National Fire Department Registry

Fire department types

Percentage of fire departments registered with the registry by department type.

VolunteerMostly volunteerMostly careerCareer
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National average%%%%

Fire department specialized services

Percentage of fire departments registered with the registry that provided specialized services.

%Advanced Life Support
%Airport/Aviation
%Basic Life Support
%Departmental (in-house) training academy
%Emergency medical services (EMS) ambulance transport
%EMS nontransport response
%Fireboat
%Fire/Injury prevention/Public education
%Fire inspection/Code enforcement
%Fire investigation/Fire cause determination
%Hazardous materials team
%Juvenile firesetter intervention program
%Technical/Specialized rescue
%Vehicle extrication
%Wildfire/Wildland Urban Interface