Needs Improvement

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 due to fire-related incidents. There were 3 resident fatalities in fiscal year 2018. Following any fire incident-related fatality, the Durham Fire Department conducts a canvas of the affected neighborhood to provide additional education and life safety equipment to community members. This measure will next be updated for fiscal year 2019--July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Next Steps

The Fire Department plans to continue prioritizing the life safety of Durham's community members and visitors.

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