Fire Fatalities and Mortality Rate In Tennessee

Year-to-date: How do this year's unintentional fire fatalities compare to previous years?

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Total Fire Fatalities  75 119 91 105 95 119 122 134 111 37
YTD Fire Fatalities (June 27) 40 42 47 70 54 60 68 66 62 37
Fire Mortality in Tennessee

What is Fire Mortality? 
Experts measure progress over time by utilizing mortality rates of fire deaths. This method also takes into account population changes over time to measure the number of fire deaths proportional to a population. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office focuses on unintentional, residential fire deaths when it comes to measuring the fire mortality rate. 

Tennessee 9th in the Nation

Tennessee historically has had a high fire mortality rate along with many other southern states. In fact, 7 of the top 10 highest fire mortality states are located in the U.S. Census Southern Regions. In 2021 the US Fire Administration (USFA) found the fire rate in Tennessee to be the 9th worst in the nation. This high rank underscores the importance of continuing work in fire prevention statewide.

Fire fatality data resources:
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
US Fire Administration (USFA)

Our Response: Focused Fire Prevention
We are aggressively battling the Tennessee fire mortality rate by bringing the best minds together from the fire service, industry, and strategic partnership organizations to assist us in the targeting, education, and installation of life saving devices for vulnerable populations in Tennessee.

This Page Last Updated: June 27, 2024 at 12:33 PM