Combination Fire Department 2011 Run Survey

F irehouse ® Magazine and the Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) have compiled the second annual Combination Fire Department Run Survey, featuring statistics on apparatus fleets...


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“Using comparative data, like this survey, can add credibility to assessing internal threats and external opportunities. These internal threats can be a variance between costs to support the number of personnel, apparatus and stations when compared to call volume. An opportunity may be to reach out to one of the regional fire providers to ask how they perform their services at a cost that appears to be more financially responsible. Working together and applying data to validate our business practices will assure our department’s ability to reduce the risks or respond to the needs of our communities.”

These results represent a sampling of the responses received. Complete results will be available soon at firehouse.com/magazine/fh/annual-run-survey.