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    Default Most runs/fires in one shift?

    During lunch tonight we starting talking about the most runs/fires we have cuaght in one shift . How many runs/fires have you had in one 24 or 48 hour shift?
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    During last years ice storm (December 10th-11th) my group had 105 runs from 1800 to 0800 hours.
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    105 runs in 12 hours? hehehe, my deparmtent is on call 650 something...for the year. What does a group consist of in your dept?

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    ithink for our 42 stations we run somewhere around 250-300 in a 24 hr period.

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    We have 13 stations and do about 100 to 150 runs a day

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    I think the op was looking for your rig run and fire numbers, not your house, battalion, department, city, county, state, or regional group...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac73 View Post
    ithink for our 42 stations we run somewhere around 250-300 in a 24 hr period.
    Sounds like Orange County. I wish we ran 1/2 the calls you guys do...the dept. i work for is SLOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.P.Ferris View Post
    Sounds like Orange County. I wish we ran 1/2 the calls you guys do...the dept. i work for is SLOW!
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    For me it was 4 fires (3 multiples & 1 working fire) in a day tour of 0800 to 1800 hrs and most runs were 47 during a freak April Fools snow storm. Those runs were on a night tour, 1800 to 0800 hrs.
    Maybe going to 4 fires in a tour sounds good but by the last one we were running on empty. You get sloppy and tend to do stupid stuff. But it makes for a good story, just slightly embellished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FHJ718 View Post
    For me it was 4 fires (3 multiples & 1 working fire) in a day tour of 0800 to 1800 hrs and most runs were 47 during a freak April Fools snow storm. Those runs were on a night tour, 1800 to 0800 hrs.
    Maybe going to 4 fires in a tour sounds good but by the last one we were running on empty. You get sloppy and tend to do stupid stuff. But it makes for a good story, just slightly embellished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headoutdaplane View Post
    105 runs in 12 hours? hehehe, my deparmtent is on call 650 something...for the year. What does a group consist of in your dept?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    During last years ice storm (December 10th-11th) my group had 105 runs from 1800 to 0800 hours.
    Quote Originally Posted by FHJ718 View Post
    For me it was 4 fires (3 multiples & 1 working fire) in a day tour of 0800 to 1800 hrs and most runs were 47 during a freak April Fools snow storm. Those runs were on a night tour, 1800 to 0800 hrs.
    Maybe going to 4 fires in a tour sounds good but by the last one we were running on empty. You get sloppy and tend to do stupid stuff. But it makes for a good story, just slightly embellished.


    I'm not even going to try an entertain you with my most run in a 24hr shift, because your numbers basically $h!t$ on mine in 12 hrs! Nice work gentlemen, I hope it was a safe tour!
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    Seventy three on a fourteen hour tour.

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    Last Monday 12/7- 5 working fires in one 24hr shift
    5th due on a fully involved tire storage building
    1st due on a roof fire at a manufactoring facility
    4th due on a fully invovled garage fire
    1st due on a SFD attic fire, flames visable on arrival
    1st due on a SFD fire, flames viable on arrival one fatality


    Needless to say the next day was spent sleeping and popping advil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Car651 View Post
    Seventy three on a fourteen hour tour.
    You went on a run every 11.5 minutes? What kind of runs are these?

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    What was funny during the night I was talking about is over half the runs we had were for people claiming power lines were down. At one point the Fire Alarm office told us the power company stopped answering the phone. We would park on the main streets and walk down to the incident to find out what was going on. All but one run was for cable lines and the people thought we were there to fix their cable! The rest were primarily accidents, cause you know even though we were experiencing a freak April snow storm people continued to try to drive little foreign cars in the snow.
    What's sad now is if I have just a couple of runs after midnight I'm not only crying but I'm useless the next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whocares View Post
    You went on a run every 11.5 minutes? What kind of runs are these?
    Is that what it worked out to? We were straight out all shift long. High winds, lots of wires/trees calls. Add in freezing rains and you end up with lots of minor MVC's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFD21C View Post
    Last Monday 12/7- 5 working fires in one 24hr shift
    5th due on a fully involved tire storage building
    1st due on a roof fire at a manufactoring facility
    4th due on a fully invovled garage fire
    1st due on a SFD attic fire, flames visable on arrival
    1st due on a SFD fire, flames viable on arrival one fatality


    Needless to say the next day was spent sleeping and popping advil.
    WTF I need to move to virginia. I dont think the city of los angeles and its 103 stations get that many fires a day, and our city runs about 1700 calls a day.

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    that is not a normal day for us. must be the time of the year. Here lately we can't seem to stop running fires. I have run more working fires this month then i have EMS calls (just first response ems). 9 for the shift for the month so far (5 work days). On average i would have to take a shot in the dark and say we run about a fire every two weeks. That is the most i have ever run in one shift. The captain cant recall any other time in his career (20 years) they have ran that many. He remembers plenty of days that they ran 3 fires and a few 4 fire days.

    Like any where else we run into a dry spell every once and awhillie. Might go a month or a month and half without one. when it rains it pours i guess.

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