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    Stand alone is 120 sq. miles. MA takes it out to about 175.

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    20.02 miles, residential/small business with some light industrial.

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    4.1 square miles, 8700 people.
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    50 sq miles, 35000+ popu., mostly suburban residential, some light and medium commercial

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    Career station - 2 miles radius. ?? district population. City of 300,000+-. Urban, everything from shotgun houses to industrial plants (Exxon Mobile)

    Volunteer dept - 90+ square miles (actually we run 2 department as one, 46 mi. and 47 mi.) 2000+ population, rural

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    Career-18 Square Miles, 111,000 population, Mixed Everything; 6 stations
    Vol- 8.1 Square Miles, 17,000 population, Heavy Industrial, Residential; 1 station
    A Fire Chief has ONLY 1 JOB and that's to take care of his fireman. EVERYTHING else falls under this.

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    Career - the jurisdiction is 238 square miles with a population of 300,000, and the FD responds from 20 stations. Rural, suburban, industrial, retail, high-rises, ghetto, more suburban. My particular station is about 60% single family, 15% apartments, and 25% commerical/merchanticle, covering about 6 square miles.

    Volunteer - the jurisdiction is 272 square miles with a population of 30,000, and the FD responds from 5 stations. Mostly rural/suburban with some retail/commerical. My station covers 72 square miles and a population of about 7000.
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    Total Area- 256 Square Miles
    Population aprox. 16,000
    Make up is mostly rural mountain foothills.
    EMS opperates out of two stations (one ALS unit each)
    Fire is all volunteer, Two city departments, One County, and two "neighborhood" departments.
    Rescue Squad is all volunteer and runs out of one station.

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    First due Area
    18 Sq Miles
    A few thousand garden apartments
    Suburban with some rural/forest (60 years ago it was all rural w/larger summer residency)
    Lots of converted bungalos with "mystery" additions and electrical work
    A State Park
    1 working dairy farm
    1 International Trade Zone w/multiple 500,000sq ft warehouse/office deals
    Interstate highway (about 6 miles)
    Big Box and strip malls

    2nd Due
    additional 10 sq miles
    Another thousand garden apartments (think its that many)
    Strip malls
    Suburban
    1,000,000 sq ft distribution warehouse

    Total population for 1st and 2nd due area is 26,000?

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    660 Sq miles 2 stations 90% farmland

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPFDRum View Post
    I would guess 9 square miles, 48,000 people
    Not quite... 10K population healthy mix of residential and commerical. Also included is international airport, 4 year college, lots of other "critical infastructure" if we were writing a grant.

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    First due - as in my area, right at 200 square miles. Rural area, farms, forests, commercial, and residential.

    Auto aid - probably 600+ square miles.

    Two stations, two engines, two brush trucks, and right now a deuce and a half tanker.

    Fire, first responder EMS, basic hazmat, basic rescue, search and rescue.

    All on a 6.5k a year budget. (No, one pays our insurance, fuel, etc.)

    Lowest rural ISO in the region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRLFD448 View Post
    Not quite... 10K population healthy mix of residential and commerical. Also included is international airport, 4 year college, lots of other "critical infastructure" if we were writing a grant.
    How much auto-muitual aid do you do in Colonie these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRLFD448 View Post
    Not quite... 10K population healthy mix of residential and commerical. Also included is international airport, 4 year college, lots of other "critical infastructure" if we were writing a grant.
    How much auto-muitual aid do you do in Colonie these days? I know a few years ago there was quite a bit.

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    Our district is 14 square miles including a small city with everything from apartments and trailer parks to a casino\hotel and a power plant.

    Our total response area including auto-aid is approx 800 sq. miles. Up to 30 miles driving distance. Mostly rural mountains with elevations from 100ft to 2300ft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    How much auto-muitual aid do you do in Colonie these days? I know a few years ago there was quite a bit.
    Quite a bit LA....mutual aid agreements between the 12 departments in relation to who is closer really. As you know, we are in the middle so we work with a lot of depts around us.

    Mostly during the day there is DTMA set up for 6-6 and depending on the call after that. We have an extensive duty crew program now that runs from 6p-6a most nights of the week and sundays.

    when are you going to come back and visit?

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    Wow - the variations are huge. Anyone who thinks their fire department is "typical" needs to take notice. There is no such thing.
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    230 SQ miles. About 4500 people.
    Bring enough hose.

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    450 square miles first due with full time resident population of about 2,900 and a summer seasonal population more than double that. Served by 1 station housing 2 structural engines, 2 water tenders, 4 type 6 wildland engines, 1 UTV setup for wildland fire and 1 pickup (utility/command); staffed by 34 volunteer firefigthers.

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    Just over 100 Sq miles mostly rural with a 250 acre lake and private community in the middle of it.

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