Chicago, IL: April 29, 2013- - A defensive attack was made on a fully involved one-story commercial building with a bowstring truss roof. Tower Ladders 34 and 37 and Squad 5A were set up. It took about two hours to control the 3-11 alarm fire.
Photo credit: Photo by Dennis Walus
For the 32nd year, the career fire service takes to the pages of Firehouse® Magazine to share and compare statistics about company and department activity levels, funding, staffing and pay. A total of 238 fire departments took part in this year’s survey, representing 47 states and four Canadian provinces. The departments represented in this latest survey protect 87,979,772 people and they have budgets totaling nearly $16 billion (budgets are listed in millions of dollars). They provide this service with 4,124 engine companies, 1,491 ladder companies, 2,279 ambulances and numerous specialized units. They responded to 1,980,767 fire calls, 8,690,846 EMS calls and 13,266,433 total calls last year.
Please visit www.firehouse.com/magazine/fh/annual-run-survey for the most up-to-date rankings.