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    According to the State Fire Marshal's Report for 2010 my combo department is the 17th busiest in the state.

    Looking at the names ahead of us on the report, I beleive that we would rank at the busiest non-all career department.

    And yes, I am bragging.

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    Call total?
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    But most of your calls are false alarms.... Sooooooooooo.......
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    What is your FDID number?
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    Well according to somebody too, we have the coolest fire department.
    Yeah, doesn't hold much water with out any proof....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    According to the State Fire Marshal's Report for 2010 my combo department is the 17th busiest in the state.
    17th for runs, but look on the bright side, you are number one for most foundations saved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Beck View Post
    Call total?
    Total was 1602

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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    But most of your calls are false alarms.... Sooooooooooo.......
    Actually only about 10 were alarm trips.

    We probably did 50 good intent.

    84% were EMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    What is your FDID number?
    Don't keep that number in my head.

    Why? You don't trust me???

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Total was 1602
    But still 8,398 "runs" behind Wilt Chamberlin
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    Amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they cannot get it wrong. Which one are you?

    'The fire went out and nobody got hurt' is a poor excuse for a fireground critique.

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    [QUOTE=FireFuss;1240051]
    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Total was 1602[/QUOTE

    Is this department total, or company total. 1600 is around the # of runs our slow companies get by themselves each year...

    and don't brag, be humble

    COUGH
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVBFD View Post
    But still 8,398 "runs" behind Wilt Chamberlin
    Ya, but nobody's gonna catch him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Actually only about 10 were alarm trips.

    We probably did 50 good intent.

    84% were EMS.
    But I thought you had a problem with running hot to alarms...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    But I thought you had a problem with running hot to alarms...?
    I do.

    But the department doesn't.

    I have no clue what that has to do with our number of responses.

    However, even if we did decide to handle them cold, it would still be counted as a response.

    By the way, since you may or may not be from down around there, is Opoleus (spelling) a all-career or combo department?

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    I am always amused by folks who love to assert how busy their department is. I'll concede that a high pace of activity should equate to experienced personnel who know and do their jobs and that is, in fact, something to be very proud of.

    In 1997 at a Fire-Rescue Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, I had the honor of meeting the then-Chief of Special Operations for the Chicago Fire Department, John Eversole. If you had the opportunity to meet Chief Eversole, he was a towering man - someone who it was truly an honor to stand next to and visit with. He was someone that had talked the talk and walked the walk in a well-known and well-respected FD. At the time, I was working for a small, career fire department in the New Orleans area and told Chief Eversole how much I'd really like to work for a large, career, urban, and busy department like Chicago. He wished me luck with pursuing my dream but made the following comment as we parted ways. He said that no matter what size your organization is, no matter how busy or slow, and regardless of your status as a career or volunteer member of your department, your obilgation to your community and to your fellow firefighters is the same. Be the best firefighter you can be because everyone else is expecting you to be just that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Don't keep that number in my head.

    Why? You don't trust me???
    Frankly... no.

    I added up all of the Bossier FD's listed in the Louisiana fire marshal's report and came up with 1,429 calls...

    Listing here
    http://sfm.dps.louisiana.gov/doc/lfi...ent-counts.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    According to the State Fire Marshal's Report for 2010 my combo department is the 17th busiest in the state.

    Looking at the names ahead of us on the report, I beleive that we would rank at the busiest non-all career department.

    And yes, I am bragging.
    I have a goldfish....


    We are talking about s*** no one cares about right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    Frankly... no.

    I added up all of the Bossier FD's listed in the Louisiana fire marshal's report and came up with 1,429 calls...

    Listing here
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    Won't open for me.

    I know that we had 1602.

    2 neighboring departments had like 450 and 800.

    Not sure what the other 5 had, but one would be likely in the 1200-1300 and the other 4 are small vollie departments with probably less than 300 each.

    I'll try to open that document on my work computer tomorrow AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Won't open for me.

    I know that we had 1602.

    2 neighboring departments had like 450 and 800.

    Not sure what the other 5 had, but one would be likely in the 1200-1300 and the other 4 are small vollie departments with probably less than 300 each.

    I'll try to open that document on my work computer tomorrow AM.
    Like I asked.. go to the Chief and ask him what your FDID number is and get back to us... it isn't a hard thing to do....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    I do.

    But the department doesn't.

    I have no clue what that has to do with our number of responses.

    However, even if we did decide to handle them cold, it would still be counted as a response.

    By the way, since you may or may not be from down around there, is Opoleus (spelling) a all-career or combo department?
    Opelousas is combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    17th for runs, but look on the bright side, you are number one for most foundations saved.
    Probably have plenty of parking lots too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    According to the State Fire Marshal's Report for 2010 my combo department is the 17th busiest in the state.

    Looking at the names ahead of us on the report, I beleive that we would rank at the busiest non-all career department.

    And yes, I am bragging.
    Strangely, the list stopped at 16. Congratulations!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Total was 1602
    Big whoop dude . Havelock Fire Rescue, the department I'm on now, is also combo. They ran 2,744 calls in 2009, nothin' really to brag about. So what's your point with this thread?

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    Struggling to care...fighting so hard...

    Nah, sorry, can't even pretend to care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    Opelousas is combo.
    For some reason I thought they were all-career.

    That makes us the 2nd busiest non-career in the state.

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