According to the report:
- An estimated 81,070 firefighter injuries occur annually in the United States.
- 49 percent of firefighter injuries occur on the fireground and 6 percent occur while responding to or returning from a fire incident.
- Overexertion/strain is the leading cause of fire-related firefighter injuries at 25 percent.
- 38 percent of all fire-related firefighter injuries result in lost work time.
- The majority of fire-related firefighter injuries (87 percent) occur in structure fires.
- On average, structure fires have more injuries per fire than nonstructure fires.
- Firefighter injury fires are more prevalent in July (10 percent) and peak between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m.
- Download the report, Fire-Related Firefighter Injuries Reported to NFIRS (PDF, 945 Kb)
Outside, vehicle, and other fires combined represent 13 percent of firefighter injuries from 2006 to 2008.
- Thanksgiving Day Fires in Residential Buildings – November 4, 2010
- Fatal Fires in Residential Buildings Report issued by the USFA – August 21, 2010
- Attic Fires in Residential Buildings Report – January 14, 2011
- Vacant Residential Building Fires Report – November 19, 2010