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    our initial first due is 2 square miles but our second Due covers total of 7 Square miles and entire department covers 47 square miles 11 stations


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    Well, take the population(52,000) and divide by ten. Then DOUBLE the(46) sq miles. That's what we're working with. Four houses,65 personnel,4 Engines,1 Platform,LDH Reel truck,5 ton Forestry,Haz mat truck,Tanker,Airboat and a ATV. T.C.

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    19 square miles, 8K overnighters, 20K daytime year-round, 40-50K summer day time. 3 engine, 1 tower, 3 ALS buses, 18 career personnel and 24 call members. EMS covers another 7-10 sq.mi. of first due in an adjoining town.

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    4.78 sq miles.
    This space for rent

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    42,500 sq miles first due in area, largest in North America as far as I know.

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    17.1 square miles, bedroom community south of boston with 9000 year round residents. 8 ft/20 call firefighters. 4 groups of 2 members with at least 1 paramedic per shift, 2 engines 1 ladder 2 forestry and 2 als ambulances.

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    my area consists of the southern 1/2 of 1 county (Sarasota) and the western 2/3rds of my county (Charlotte), plus occasionally somewhat further south (Northern Lee) especially when on-call at night), this is covered by 7 fire departments (5 city, 2 county) and 3 forestry stations (5 tractor plows, 2 brush trucks, and 9 forest rangers (or 1 of us on-call each night)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoryThatcher View Post
    42,500 sq miles first due in area, largest in North America as far as I know.
    OK, I'll bite, what are you talking about? That's the same size as Virginia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    OK, I'll bite, what are you talking about? That's the same size as Virginia.
    Nope. Virginia's bigger 'n That.......... 42,774.2 Square miles.........
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    Harve, I was waiting for someone to catch that!
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    This is a good question... And to be honest, I'd bet Friday's paycheck that no one knows the answer to this for my department because we just split the city into separate districts in March.

    The populated portion of town is about 9 square miles. We've annexed some undeveloped territory and I wouldn't be surprised if that that puts it at 11 or 12 square miles total. Official special census population in 2005 was 15,500. I'd guess we were at 16.5k or 17k today.

    In a perfect world, you'd just divide that in half. However, we have one new station and one old station, so we're not ideally split up just yet. Our headquarters probably has an area of 2.5 or 3 square miles with 5 or 6k population. My station has everything else.

    Total incidents for the department in 2010 will be approximately 1,400. However, both stations make about the same number of runs because they have two assisted living facilities, one nursing home, an interstate exit and an industrial park. My district has some commercial, but it's largely subdivisions or undeveloped land.

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    For the sake of informational purposes, I started my fire service career as a paid-per-call firefighter in Monticello, Ark. The city is 10.7 square miles with an estimated population of 9,198. They run two stations, but it's pretty much both houses go on almost everything. (They run fire & extrication only. No EMS. )

    However... They respond on fires up to five miles beyond the city limits. That gives them a firefighting first due of more than 60 square miles. They will run extrications county-wide (unless something's changed, they have the only set of hydraulic tools). That gives them extrication territory of more than 820 square miles with 18,760 population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoryThatcher View Post
    42,500 sq miles first due in area, largest in North America as far as I know.

    Tell us more! Where at? How many stations? How many pieces of rolling stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoryThatcher View Post
    42,500 sq miles first due in area, largest in North America as far as I know.
    This is one of 4 things:

    Either CALFIRE's entire jurisdictional area OR a large spartially populated and mostly inhabitated area with extremely limited resources in Alaska or Canada.

    Or pure bullshat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    This is one of 4 things:

    Either CALFIRE's entire jurisdictional area OR a large spartially populated and mostly inhabitated area with extremely limited resources in Alaska or Canada.

    Or pure bullshat.

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    Talking Sure..............

    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    Harve, I was waiting for someone to catch that!

    Only took an Hour and 42 minutes........
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    Vol Dept 750sq miles 8500 people.

    And where the heck is this 42000 sq mile response area????!!!!

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    4 things huh Kramer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoryThatcher View Post
    42,500 sq miles first due in area, largest in North America as far as I know.
    This sure got quiet...

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