Public Education


Hillsboro Fire and Rescue is working to reduce injuries, deaths and property loss by providing fire prevention and safety education based on national, state and local data.

United States (US Fire Administration)

  • In 2017 there were 3,400 fire deaths in the United States, a 9.6% increase from 2008 
  • The majority of fire deaths (73.2%) and injuries (76.5%) occur in residential occupancies 
  • Over 50% of residential fires are caused by cooking

 State of Oregon (Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal)

  • In 2017 there were 59 fire deaths in the State of Oregon, compared to 44 deaths in 2016
  • The majoring of fire deaths (70.2%) occurred in residential occupancies
  • The top three causes for residential fires were cooking (18.6%), heating (18.6%), and smoking (6.7%)


  • In 2017 there were 241 fires in the City of Hillsboro

Smoke Alarms
Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Kitchen Fire Safety