Close to Target

Fire incident-related fatalities


The department seeks no fatalities as a result from fire or fire-related incidents.


The Fire Department has set a target of 0 fatalities for fire-related incidents. There was 1 resident fatality reported in Fiscal Year 2021. Following any significant fire incident, the Durham Fire Department conducts a canvas of the affected neighborhood to provide additional education and life safety equipment to community members.

Next Steps

The Fire Department will continue to prioritize the life and safety of Durham residents and visitors.

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