• In 2020, there were an estimated 1.4 million fires reported in the United States. These fires caused 3,500 civilian deaths, 15,200 civilian injuries, and $21.9 billion in property damage. (National Fire Protection Association)
  • The 2020 U.S. fire loss clock reported a fire department responded to a fire every 23 seconds. One structure fire was reported every 89 seconds. (National Fire Protection Association)
  • Cooking was the leading cause of home structure fires and home fire injuries. (National Fire Protection Association 2015-2019)
  • Smoking was the leading cause of civilian home fire deaths. (National Fire Protection Association 2011-2015)
  • The 2019 civilian fire death toll is 30% higher than the record low number of deaths (2,855) in 2012. (National Safety Council – Injury Facts. 2019)
  • In 2019, the national average for fire death rates was 10.7 deaths per 1 million people. (U.S. Fire Administration. 2019)

North Dakota:

  • North Dakota records approximately 1,800 fire incidents each year. (North Dakota Department of Emergency Services. 2020)
  • In 2019, there were 0.4 deaths and 3.1 injuries in fire casualties per 1,000 fires, with 1.9 deaths, and 3.8 injuries per 1,000 fires resulting from residential structure fires. (U.S. Fire Administration. 2019)
  • EMS led fire incident types at 60.9%. Other notable incident types include False Alarms at 12.2% and Service Calls at 5.5%. (U.S. Fire Administration. 2019)