South Carolina fire loss/fire department profile

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

Also included is information about South Carolina fire departments and firefighter and home fire fatalities in 2019.


Fire departments currently registered with the National Fire Department Registry.
425
Fire departments reported NFIRS data in 2017.

NFIRS data (2017)

All fires

3.7
Deaths
10.1
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

11.5
Deaths
28.6
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*83.5% + 3.2% 80.9% national average82.0% - 2.6% 84.2% national average
Structures/Residential80.0% + 3.1% 77.6% national average72.5% - 4.7% 76.1% national average
Vehicles11.8% - 22.4% 15.2% national average6.9% - 4.2% 7.2% national average
Outside3.5% + 59.1% 2.2% national average7.7% + 51.0% 5.1% national average

* Structures include residential and nonresidential buildings.

Incident types

South Carolina

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) rescue57.5%
Good intent13.9%
False alarms10.0%
Service calls7.8%
Fires6.7%
Hazards3.2%
Weather0.4%
Other0.3%
Explosions0.2%
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%

Fire fatalities