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Estadisticas NFPA.

Posted by Firestation en 25/07/2012

U.S. Fire Department Profile
Michael J. Karter and Gary P. Stein, October 2011
This report includes statistics through 2010 on the numbers and characteristics of U.S. of fire departments and firefighters. It also includes information on the number of fire stations, pumpers and ladders nationwide, rates of usage of such equipment by community size, and total national direct expenditures on local fire protection. NFPA estimates that there were approximately 1,103,300 firefighters in the U.S. in 2010. Of the total number of firefighters 335,150 or 30% were career firefighters and 768,150 (70%) were volunteer firefighters.All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 209 KB)
All visitors: Download a printable fact sheet on the U.S. fire department. (PDF, 65 KB)

Fire Departments in Canada, 2008-2010
Michael J. Karter, Jr. and Gary P. Stein, November 2011
The NFPA has been collecting data on fire departments in Canada for several years. This report includes results on career and volunteer fire firefighters per 1,000 people protected, department type, stations and apparatus rates per 1,000 people, and whether EMS is provided. Most of the results are broken down by size of community protected.
All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 115 KB)

Firefighter Injuries in the United States
Michael J. Karter, Jr. & Joseph L. Molis, October 2011
The report includes statistics on line-of-duty firefighter injuries in 2010 from NFPA’s survey of fire departments – including non-incident-related injuries, trends, and brief narratives on selected incidents. NFPA estimates that 71.875 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty in 2010. An estimated 32,675 or two-fifths (45.4%) of the all firefighter injuries occurred during fireground operations. An estimated 14,190 occurred during other on duty activities, while 13,355 occurred at nonfire emergency incidents.
All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 128 KB)
All visitors: See older versions of this report.

An Analysis of Volunteer Firefighter Injuries, 2008-2010
Michael J. Karter, Jr., January 2012. 13 pages.
An analysis of volunteer firefighter injuries comparing their experience to all firefighter injuries.
All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 94 KB)

False Alarm Activity in the U.S. 2010
Michael J. Karter, Jr., September 2011
An in-depth report on false alarm activity and includes a table on fire department calls by type of call. In 2010, U.S. fire departments responded to 2,187,000 false alarms.
All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 80 KB)

Firefighter Fatalities in the United States 2010
Rita F. Fahy, Paul R. LeBlanc and Joseph L. Molis, June 2011. 33 pages.
Overall statistics on line-of-duty firefighter fatalities in 2010, including non-incident-related deaths. Includes patterns, trends, career vs. volunteer comparisons, and brief narratives on selected incidents. In 2010, a total of 72 on-duty firefighter deaths occurred in the U.S.
All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 151 KB)
All visitors: See older versions of this report.

Unwanted Fire Alarms
April 2011
This report, prepared for the International Association of Fire Chief’s May 2011 Fire Alarm Response and Management Summit, contains estimates of fire department responses to false alarms, public experience with unwanted fire alarms, causes of these alarms, and possible policies to address them.  Detailed tables about fire department responses to false alarms in 2003 are also provided. Unwanted fire alarms are a problem for the fire service, businesses, and the public. In 2009, fire departments went to 16 false alarms for every 10 fires, and 45 false alarms for every 10 structure fires. In 2009, almost half (45%) of false alarm responses were to unintentional activations, one-third (32%) were due to system malfunctions, 8%  resulted from malicious or mischievous false alarms, and 15% were due to other false alarms.
All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 128 KB)
All visitors: Download the executive summary for this report. (PDF, 42 KB)

U.S. Fire Service Fatalities in Structure Fires, 1977-2009
Rita F. Fahy, June 2010
A review of the firefighter deaths that have occurred while operating inside at structure fires finds that death rates during operations outside at structure fires have decreased, while the rates of traumatic injuries during operations inside have not.
All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 151 KB)

Fire Service Performance Measures
Jennifer D. Flynn, November 2009
This report identifies and presents potential performance measures as they relate to the core functions of the fire department. A comprehensive literature review was performed to gather and highlight key measures that have already been identified. In addition to presenting key measures by fire department function, this report discusses the cautions associated with each measure.
All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 315 KB)

Wildland Firefighter Fatalities, 1999-2008
Rita F. Fahy. July 2009
All visitors: Download this report  (PDF, 96 KB)

U.S. Firefighter Fatalities in Road Vehicle Crashes, 1998-2007
Rita Fahy. July 2008
All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 29 KB)

What’s Changed Over the Past 30 Years?
Rita F. Fahy, Paul R. LeBlanc and Joseph L. Molis. June 2007
A review of the almost 3,400 on-duty firefighter fatalities that have occurred in the U.S. between 1977 and 2006 shows some areas where significant improvements have occurred and highlights areas where much work remains to be done.
All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 78 KB)

U.S. Firefighter Deaths Related to Training, 1996-2005
Rita F. Fahy, June 2006
Training is a vital part of fire department operations, but it too often results in deaths and injuries. Between 1996 and 2005, 100 firefighters in the U.S. died while engaged in training-related activities (10 percent of all on-duty firefighter deaths). The deaths occurred during a broad range of activities, including apparatus and equipment drills; physical fitness; live fire training; underwater/dive training; and while attending classes or seminars.
All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 54 KB)

U.S. Firefighter Fatalities Due to Sudden Cardiac Death, 1995-2004
Rita F. Fahy,  June 2005
Sudden cardiac death claims more firefighter lives during on-duty activities than any other cause of death.  This study reviews trends in these deaths between 1995 and 2004.
All visitors: Download this report for free. (PDF, 65 KB)

Selected Special Analyses of U.S. Firefighter Fatalities
A collection of special analyses of patterns of U.S. firefighter fatalities. Topics covered include career and volunteer comparison; tanker accidents; training; operating inside structures; incendiary and suspicious fires; responding to or returning from alarms; PASS use; being struck by vehicles; and structural collapses.
All visitors: Download this report. (PDF, 113 KB)


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