1. #1
    Firehouse.com Guest

    Post Your department's funding?

    Once again it is budget submittal time for my department, and as always the governing body says is "cut-back time". If you can supply me with the following information so that I can use as bullets in my gun it will be greatly appreciated:

    1--Paid or Volenteer?
    2--City,County, or Privately funded?
    3--Average Number of calls per year?
    4--Number of personnel?
    5--Number of equipment?
    6--Amount Budgetted?

  2. #2
    Firehouse.com Guest


    2-County and Privately
    5- 3 engines, 1 rearmount, 1 heavy rescue, 1 als/bls ambulance appx. 1.5 sq miles
    6-we have bond issues for when we need new equpiment such as vehicles or if we need renovation. Basically, an estime is put up for voting by the citizens of the area whether or not they will spend the money. We do have a budget dfor other things. I would guess it is in excess of 5 million, but thats a rough estimate, if i get a more concrete # i will update it... thats for the Long Island, NY Department.. Look in firehouse magazine either sept or october or august, it lists the budgets of volunteer FDs and in the July issue it does for the paid departments

  3. #3
    Firehouse.com Guest


    1. Volunteer
    2. Town Contract/Private Donations/Fund Raising
    3. 300 calls per year
    4. 50
    5. 2 Engines, 1 Engine/Rescue, 1 Tanker, 1 Brush Truck, 1 Light Rescue (EMS First Response)
    6. Approx. $300,000

    Hope this helps!!!!!!!!!!

    Glenn Ralston
    Bay Ridge Fire-Rescue

  4. #4
    Firehouse.com Guest


    Detroit Fire Department Paid Department with 37,000 runs per year, 1280 Firefighting personnel, 41 Engines, 21 Ladder trucks with 7 having inoperable Ariel Ladders, 3 Platform Trucks with 1 inoperable. 6 Rescue Squads. Budget of 156 Million.

    [This message has been edited by FireLt1951 (edited 01-20-2001).]

  5. #5
    Captain Gonzo
    Firehouse.com Guest


    1. Status: Career.

    2. Funding: City funded.

    3. Incidents: 5800 incidents in 2000 (an 8.75% increase over 1999), 1140 inspections.

    4. Personnel: 74 uniformed, 1 civilian administrative assistant, 2 paid on call firefighters.

    5. Equipment: our front line consists of 3 engines, 2 ladders and a heavy rescue. we also have 2 reserve engines, a brush unit, 2 equipment trailers (confined space/trench rescue and the dive team), 6 support vehicles and 3 boats for water/ice rescue. Our and area is 22 square miles, our population is approximately 37,000.

    6. Budget: approximately $4.5 Million

    And on the eighth day...God created Firefighters!
    Captain Gonzo

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register