There are an estimated 29,705 fire departments4 in the United States. Of these, 3,009 (10 percent) of departments are comprised solely of career firefighters5, and 19,122 (64 percent) of departments are comprised of all volunteer firefighters.
How many volunteer fire departments are there in the United States?
NFPA estimates there were an estimated 1,115,000 career and volunteer firefighters in the United States in 2018.
What is the largest fire department in the world?
The Fire Department is the largest urban fire department in the world.
Tokyo Fire Department.
|Location||Ōtemachi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan|
|Fire Chief||Toshio Andō|
Is 28 too old to become a firefighter?
You can become a professional firefighter after 30, 40, or even 50 at some fire departments. There are departments that have upper age limits between 28 and 40, while others have no upper age requirements for firefighters. There are usually no upper age limits to be a volunteer firefighter.
What do firefighters do all day?
When not fighting fires, firefighters spend all day responding to medical emergencies and other types of calls, checking equipment, vehicle maintenance, housework/cleaning, writing reports, training and education, physical fitness, public safety demos, and station tours.