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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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    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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    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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    Our first due is about 42 sqmi. Mostly rural residential, but with various commercial buildings including a nuclear power plant, a propane facility and several resturaunts and gas stations. We are also 2nd due to a LNG plant. In addition, we respond to water calls on the bay and a river. Our 2nd due/automatic aid area probably doubles that area.

    All volunteer department out of 1 station with 2 engines, a heavy rescue squad, tanker, 2 ambulances, a zodiac, mass casualty unit and several brush and support vehicles.

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    Our 1st Due Area for the Truck is approx. 16 square miles. The total area we cover is over 1,000 square miles and expanding. (3) Stations and (4) Crews with ALS provided and ALS Air Ambulance also provided (total of 5 Crews).

    Daily population is 22,726 (2000 census). Approx. 2,437 Housing Units currently, another 800+ going in soon. Rotations are from 4,000 to up to 20,000 Soldiers.

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