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Private Firefighting Services in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Private Firefighting Services Market Research Report | Specialist Engineering, Infrastructure & Contractors | Specialist Contractors | Nov 2012

Catching fire: Funding cutbacks for public fire departments set industry growth ablaze

IBISWorld’s Private Firefighting Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 07-12
12.5%
Annual Growth 12-17
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Profit
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Employment
16,880
Businesses
256
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry has recorded impressive growth over the past decade, with double-digit revenue gains. A rising trend toward privatization has been driven by cutbacks in state and local funding for public sector fire departments. Consequently, governments are increasingly contracting with private sector fire departments, which can be hired on an as-needed basis. Furthermore, insurance companies are increasingly employing private firefighters for cost savings on fire suppression services. Industry growth will continue over the next five years as client volumes expand.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Private Firefighting Services industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration, as the industry's largest firm, Rural/Metro Corporation, accounts for only 4.1% of industry revenue. Firms in this industry are small because there are no economies of scale to be gained through expansion. Instead, firms operate in small geographic regions. Concentration has fallen over the past five years, primarily due to industry expansion. In 2007, Rural/Metro generated 5.7% of industry revenue, albeit with lower revenue. But industry revenue growth has outpaced the revenue growth of its largest player... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Private Firefighting Services Industry?

Companies in this industry primarily provide fire protection and suppression services on a subscription basis to residential and commercial property owners. Companies may also provide forestry services, airport and industrial complex fire protection services. This industry does not include government and volunteer fire department services.

Industry Products
Consultation and pretreatmentEmergency responseInspections and safety trainingWildfire tracking
 
Industry Activities
Fire protection and suppression for residential communitiesFire protection and suppression for commercial ownersFire protection and suppression for airports and industrial sitesForestry servicesInspections and fire safety trainingEvacuation assistanceFire prevention services


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