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 4 resident fatalities in fiscal year 2019. 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. 

Next Steps

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

Status Indicators: On Target On Target | Close to Target Close to Target | Needs Improvement Needs Improvement | Target Pending Target Pending