Must-Know Fire Truck Accident Statistics [Current Data]

Statistic 1

"In 2020, 14,720 fire truck accidents occurred in the United States."

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Statistic 2

"On average, 31 firefighters are injured for every 1,000 fire truck accidents."

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Statistic 3

"On average, 21 firefighters die each year in vehicle-related incidents."

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Statistic 4

"In 70% of fire truck accidents, the fire truck is the only vehicle involved."

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Statistic 5

"Only around 2% of all reported motor vehicle accidents involve a fire truck."

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"Fire truck accidents are about 4 times more likely to result in a fatality compared to regular motor vehicle accidents."

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Statistic 7

"About 35% of fire truck accidents result in injury or death."

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Statistic 8

"Approximately 50% of all fire truck accidents occur at intersections."

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Statistic 9

"46% of fire truck accidents occur during emergency responses."

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Statistic 10

"In 2018, there were 4,785 reported U.S. fire department response injuries."

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Statistic 11

"Approximately 37.5% of firefighter fatalities between 2010 and 2019 were due to vehicle collisions or being struck by a vehicle."

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Statistic 12

"Fire trucks are most likely to be involved in accidents during afternoon rush hours, between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM."

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Statistic 13

"The average annual cost of firetruck accidents in the U.S. is estimated to be $35 million."

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Statistic 14

"In 2017, U.S. fire departments responded to over 2.1 million false alarms, increasing the risk of fire truck accidents."

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Statistic 15

"In 2016, fire departments across the U.S. responded to an estimated 354,400 home structure fires, contributing to the risk of fire truck accidents."

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