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    Default 2011 Run Numbers

    Now that 2011 is complete, how many structure fires did your station respond to for the year? Didn't see any threads pertaining to this and I'm always interested in seeing the numbers or trends.

    We had 223 this past year, down from the past couple years a little bit. Maybe a sign of things to come?

    So, how many did your station run?


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    I don't have a breakdown of our numbers yet, but the MFD ran 6,547 calls in 2011. We ran 6,015 in 2010.
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    Combo department (full-time job) ran 1684, which is up about 120 from last year. Even though we have been in a severe drought since mid-2009, brush fires actually dropped from last year though we were still about 2x the "norm". EMS calls increased significantly, in large part due to above normal heat that we experienced during 2010. That also included deployments to east TX and central LA for severe brush fires.

    My volunteer department ran 138, which is above normal, again due to drought and associated brush fire responses. We do not run any type of EMS.
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    Our total was 1890, no medical. We lost our medical program 10 years ago or so due to budget cuts. A lot of us would like to see it come back, but unfortunately it doesn't seem in the cards.

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    155 for the year, including medical. Only one structure fire (although we had to go back for a rekindle) but we rolled on several mutual aid structures.

    It's our highest number in years.
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    I think the OP is referring to structure fires, not total call volume.

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    Our station had 56 or so working fires. Not sure of how many total we responded to.

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    We had 706 runs for 2011. (756 for 2011)

    We went down 50 runs.

    We run both ems first response and fire....average 7 of 10 calls are ems.
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    Our department - Farmington Fire, Farmington Missouri ran around 1860 I believe..we are a combination department and we ran exactly 100 structure fires...including mutual aid fires

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerhourcoug View Post
    I think the OP is referring to structure fires, not total call volume.
    True, but a comparison with total numbers can be revealing, too.
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    Combo department responded, in our district, to 9 structure fires. We also responded to two structural explosions, one with an after-fire, and one explosive-dust flash fire, on the state National Guard/civilian explosives manufacturing facility that we cover as well.

    Volunteer department responded to one structure fire, which was on the ground on arrival.
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    My house had 2493 total runs....4811 runs for the dept. 29 in town structure fires, and my house went mutual aid to 103 more.

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    now when we say "fires", what are we talking here? Some of the stats can be misleading especially when talking to other firefighters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    now when we say "fires", what are we talking here? Some of the stats can be misleading especially when talking to other firefighters.
    That's an excellent point.

    Just for the record, both my combo department and VFD do not call it a structure fire unless we had to take some suppression action, even it was just a couple of gallons of water from a backpack.

    It's the same with other fires, which were also down, with the exception of brush and wildland incidents.
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    Well our "structure fires" that I spoke of was everything we got dispatched to..now we all know how many of those 100 fires actually amounted to anything, but i'm not sure what the numbers would look like if we actually broke it down to "working fires" i'm sure it would be less than half tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    now when we say "fires", what are we talking here? Some of the stats can be misleading especially when talking to other firefighters.
    We classify structure fires as such when a structural member or physical part of the structure is involved in fire and is extinguished. For instance, a grease fire contained to the stove is not a structure fire, however if the grease fire extends to the cupboards above or the wall then it is a structure fire.

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    We ran 163 last year. I don't have the breakdown yet. We didn't start medical first response until October. My last full year there with medical first response we ran in the 420s for the year. This year is looking to be busier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFDCityFire View Post
    We classify structure fires as such when a structural member or physical part of the structure is involved in fire and is extinguished.
    Same here. Chimney fires, partition fires, etc.. Stove fire? Nope. We probably had 6-8 structure fires using that definition. We responded to maybe another 10-12 mutual aid fires in neighboring districts. We ran a total of 898 calls last year with about 10% of our runs being EMS.

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    I am with a paid department that runs fire and ems. Our engine ran a little over 4,000 calls. For every 6 med calls we ran a fire call, on average. Our department ran over 92,000 calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFDCityFire View Post
    We classify structure fires as such when a structural member or physical part of the structure is involved in fire and is extinguished. For instance, a grease fire contained to the stove is not a structure fire, however if the grease fire extends to the cupboards above or the wall then it is a structure fire.
    We don't classify fires that way. We count fires as "working fires", which technically mean that it takes more than the initial company to contain. Now a food on the stove fire in which the ladder is tied up to ventilate the structure, isn't counted as a working fire. A mattress fire would probably count due to the need to bring in a line.

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