Oregon fire loss/fire department profile

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This page presents a snapshot of Oregon fire losses reported through the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) in 2017.

Also included is information about Oregon fire departments and firefighter fatalities in 2019.


Fire departments currently registered with the National Fire Department Registry.
188
Fire departments reported NFIRS data in 2017.

NFIRS data (2017)

All fires

6.1
Deaths
15.2
Injuries

per 1,000 fires

in 2017, the national average was 2.3 deaths and 9.3 injuries per 1,000 fires.

Residential structure fires

14.2
Deaths
26.0
Injuries

per 1,000 fires

in 2017, the national average was 6.1 deaths and 24.5 injuries per 1,000 fires.

Fires by property type

Property type% of deaths% of injuries
Structures*92.9% + 14.8% 80.9% national average74.3% - 11.8% 84.2% national average
Structures/Residential85.7% + 10.4% 77.6% national average62.9% - 17.3% 76.1% national average
Vehicles7.1% - 53.3% 15.2% national average17.1% + 137.5% 7.2% national average
Outside0.0% - 100.0% 2.2% national average8.6% + 68.6% 5.1% national average

* Structures include residential and nonresidential buildings.

Incident types

Oregon

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) rescue69.0%
Good intent12.5%
Service calls8.8%
False alarms3.9%
Fires2.7%
Hazards2.7%
Other0.1%
Explosions0.1%
Weather0.2%
National average

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EMS63.9%
Good intent11.4%
False alarms8.3%
Service calls7.2%
Fires4.5%
Hazards3.6%
Other0.8%
Explosions0.2%
Weather0.2%

Table does not total 100 percent due to rounding.


Fire departments (2019)

Source: National Fire Department Registry

Fire department types

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

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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%

On-duty firefighter fatalities (2019)