So, how many fires occur in a particular type of property?

Blog Post created by martyahrens Employee on Apr 12, 2017

Cover of NFPA's report "Fires by Occupancy or Proerty Type:  2010-2014"Sometimes, you want to know the latest estimates of fires in or at a particular occupancy or property.  Maybe you care about structure fires only.  Maybe you also want to look at vehicle fires or outside and unclassified fires.  You may be interested in a broad property class, such as public assembly.  Maybe you are interested in a subset of public assembly properties, such as eating and drinking establishments.  Maybe your interest is specifically in bars or nightclubs. 


NFPA's new report, Fires by Occupancy or Property Type, is meant for those quick hits. Sorted by and showing the property use categories from the USFA’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), these tables show estimates of the 2010-2014 annual averages of reported fires and associated civilian deaths and injuries and direct property damage by broad incident type groupings and level of detail.  While NFPA's numerous reports on fires in specific occupancies provide much more detail, there are many occupancies that do not have separate reports.  Sometimes you may simply want the most current estimates.


And once again, we want to thank the many firefighters who provide the data used to create these reports when they complete the NFIRS reports and NFPA's annual fire department survey.