• Volunteers comprise 71% of all firefighters in the United States
  • Volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians across the country meet national and/or state training standards.
  • Outside of cities, most firefighting is done by volunteers. There are over 90,000 volunteer firefighters in the State.
  • The majority of fire departments in the United States are volunteer. Of the total 30,165 fire departments in the country, 20,857 are all volunteer; 5,099 are mostly volunteer; 1,752 are mostly career; and 2,457 are all career.
  • Services contributed by volunteer firefighters save localities across the country an estimated $128 billion per year.