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02 Jun 2018

World Fire Statistics Issue no 23 - 2018: UPDATED VERSION


Updated version of Fire Statistics Report no 23: Minor errors were discovered in the previous version. Please update your copy on the download link below!

The Center of Fire Statistics (CFS) of International Association of Fire and Rescue Services (CTIF) presents its latest report №23, containing fire statistics of many CTIF countries and their larger cities for 2016 and trends for 2012-2016.

Illustration: (above) shows distribution of estimated deaths from fire, heat and hot substances (WHO 2015)

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Fig. 12: Distribution of estimated deaths from fire, heat and hot substances (WHO 2015) Рис. 12: Распределение погибших от огня, тепла и горячих субстанций (ВОЗ 2015) Bild 12: Verteilung der Toten "Feuer, Flamme, heiße Substanzen" (WHO 2015)


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 2016 are based on data from 39 countries and 34 of the cities in the World. Data on fires and losses during 2012-2016 are provided from 57 countries that have supplied data for one or more of the five years in 2012-2016. I

n 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 2012-2016. In addition, statistics on resources of the fire service are presented for 55 countries.

All statistical data presented in the report were obtained from responses to the requests of the Fire Statistics Center and as well as from published official statistical reports of various countries. The data of past years are corrected in accordance with the specification of information.

When comparing statistics of countries and cities, it is necessary to keep in the mind that every country has own rules for reporting fires, fire deaths and fire injures, which change from time to time.

The authors of the report thank the National Committees of CTIF, who sent us the fire statistics for 2016 for analysis.

Now the Center of Fire Statistics of CTIF begins work on report №24. We ask all National Committees of CTIF to send us fire statistics of the countries and cities of the World for the year 2017 before March 1, 2019.

The report's authors are always grateful for any suggestions to improve the work of the Center of Fire Statistics.


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