Rhode Island fire loss/fire department profile

This page presents a snapshot of Rhode Island fire losses reported through the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) in 2014.

Also included is information about Rhode Island fire departments and firefighter and home fire fatalities in 2018.


Fire departments currently registered with the National Fire Department Registry.
41
Fire departments reported NFIRS data in 2014.

NFIRS data (2014)

All fires

1.4
Deaths
11.7
Injuries

per 1,000 fires

In 2014, the national average was 2.3 deaths and 10.4 injuries per 1,000 fires.

Residential structure fires

2.4
Deaths
23.5
Injuries

per 1,000 fires

In 2014, the national average was 5.5 deaths and 26.2 injuries per 1,000 fires.

Fires by property type

Property type% of deaths% of injuries
Structures*66.7% - 15.0% 78.5% national average92.0% + 8.1% 85.1% national average
Structures/Residential66.7% - 10.7% 74.7% national average80.0% + 2.7% 77.9% national average
Vehicles33.3% + 104.3% 16.3% national average4.0% - 40.3% 6.7% national average
Outside0.0% - 100.0 3.0% national average0.0% - 100.0 4.3% national average

* Structures include residential and nonresidential buildings.

Incident types

Rhode Island

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) rescue67.8%
Good intent5.4%
False alarms14.0%
Service calls7.5%
Fires2.3%
Hazards2.8%
Other0.2%
Explosions0.1%
Weather0.0%

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National average

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EMS64.1%
Good intent10.5%
False alarms8.7%
Service calls7.1%
Fires4.7%
Hazards3.7%
Other0.7%
Explosions0.2%
Weather0.1%

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Fire departments (2018)

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%

Fire fatalities