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National Fire Statistics

Statistical Information from the NFPA

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says that as of 2012:

  • There are an estimated 30,100 fire departments in the U.S.
  • Of those, 9% are career (paid) departments
  • 24% are part paid and part volunteer
  • 67% are all volunteer

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  • There are approximately 1,129,000 firefighters in the U.S.
  • 31% are career ( paid ) firefighters
  • 69% are volunteer firefighters
  • 72% of career firefighters work in cities with populations of 25,000 or more
  • 95% of volunteer firefighters protect populations of less than 25,000

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