World Fire Statistics Issue no 24, 2019
18 Apr 2019

World Fire Statistics Issue no 24 - 2019

CTIF Center of Fire Statistics

Cover of World Fire Statistics, Issue no 24 - 2019The Center of Fire Statistics (CFS) of International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (CTIF) presents its latest report №24, containing fire statistics of many CTIF countries and their larger cities for 2017 and trends for 2013-2017.

This report includes statistics on numbers and rates of fires, deaths and injuries due to fires, and on-duty firefighter deaths and injuries whether sustained at fires or not.

The report also includes statistics on numbers of non-fire emergency responses, by major type of incident, and numbers and rates of firefighters, fire service apparatus and stations. The fire and loss statistics for 2017 are based on data from 34 countries and 35 of the cities in the World. Data on calls, fires and losses during 2013-2017 are provided from 59 countries that have supplied data for one or more of the five years in 2013- 2017. In each table, the number of countries with data shown varies depending on the number of countries that have reported data for the displayed statistics at any time in 2013-2017.

In addition, statistics on resources of the fire service are presented for 58 countries. In table 1, an overview of the fire problem in the World for 1993-2017 is presented. Statistical data for earlier years are carried forward unchanged from previous reports, even though countries that join the report for the first time often provide data for older years. In many years, we welcome the participation of even more countries. We see this as a sign that more and more countries are developing national fire statistics and publishing their results in readily accessible documents.

On average, 40 countries are involved in the compilation of the report. We hope that the future will see even more countries participating and more countries providing current data. The number of countries and total population are based on countries that have reported to CTIF. Note that participation varies from year to year.

This can impact the number of fires and associated losses as well as fire and loss rates. In 2017, data were reported by roughly one-fifth of the world’s countries with approximately one-seventh of the world’s population. Tables 2-5 provide an overview of other fire and fire-related statistics in the countries of the World in 2017. Tables 6-10.1 show trends in calls, fires, civilian fire deaths, fire injuries and firefighter deaths and injuries in the countries of the World for 2013-2017.

Table 11 shows numbers and rates of firefighters and fire service apparatus and stations for the fire services of 58 countries in 2001-2017. Table 12 provides the gender breakdown of firefighters in some countries, Table 13 shows number of the young firefighters in the some countries.

Tables 2.1-5.1 provide an overview of fire and fire-related statistics in a number of cities of the World in 2017.

Tables 6.1-8.1 show trends in calls, fires and fire deaths in the cities of the World for 2013-2017.

Table 11.1 shows numbers and rates of firefighters and fire service apparatus and stations for the fire services in 67 cities for the most recent year of available data.