The FDNY sees 2014 as the busiest year in their 150-year history. How will your department do in 2014?
Share your end of year totals, and break them down between Fires, Structure Fires and EMS calls. Be sure to pass along any other details you believe others would find interesting.
I'll share. We've made 56 runs so far this year, may see 1 or 2 more over Christmas but that will probably be it. We normally run 40-50 calls a year so this is just a shade busier than a "normal" year for us. We provide Fire/Rescue and non-transport BLS services to the town and 60 square miles around it for Fire, 150 square miles for EMS.
System/Detector Malfunction: 4 (All AFA's)
Grass Fire: 1
Public Service/Assistance Calls: 8
EMS/Rescue Stand-by: 6
Severe Weather (Storm Spotter): 5
Structure Fire: 3 (All Mutual Aid)
my current paid on call department is at about 1400 calls dont know the breakdown
my current traditional volunteer department is at about 700 calls again dont know the breakdown
My agency is down a few hundred calls this year. That's due to some changes in auto aid and cutting some special public services we were providing.
Just for a comparable:
2002: about 650 alarms (exact data not available)
2012: 1189 alarms (most calls in our fire district's history, & indicates a 100% increase for 10 year average)
2013: 1105 alarms
Stats to date for 2014:
We will close out between 900-950
Structure Fires: 10
All Other Fires: 16
Good Intent Calls/Public Assist: 240
We all had the largest wildfire in our fire district's history in 2014. Had a lightning caused 500 acre wildfire that threatened about 130 homes. 2 of which were our Board of Directors.
So far our dept. is at 592 calls 8 away from a new record for us. Sorry I don't have a break down to share.