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    Question how many structure fires

    how many structure fires does your dept./company/etc. get within a year?
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    It varys from year to year but on the average we have around 15 real structure fires, thats not chimney fires, smoke in the house, gas smell or anything like that.
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    Maybe 5, but the beginning of the year we had 7 in 3 weeks.

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    We average about 4 each year, but this we ran numbers 5 and 6 last Friday already this year.

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    We ran 44 structure fires last year. About a third were automatic aid outside our area. To put this in better perspective, we had less than 150 total fire runs and less than 100 rescue calls in the year.

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    We ran only 12 structure fires last year. Which I'm glad since we ran several more the previous year.
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    Volly house- 12-15 working fires plus about 75 other fires.
    Paid Job- 60-70 working fires plus about 250 other fires.
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    HEY Stay Puff Marshmellow Man..

    Your "volly house" gets 12-15 structures a year plus 75 "other fires"?? You are soooooo full of it!!! Your lucky if the town you volly in gets 5 structures a year and 30 "other" fires a year....Why the exaggeration? Just had to ask...........lol
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    We can usually get 1-2 house fires in our district each year, and anywhere from 5-10 mutual aid. We do get some other calls that are of signifigance, but fires seem to be rare.

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    So who wants to sign my petition?? Outlaw bluelight wackers!
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    we run around 900 fire only calls a year out of that we run about 25-30 structure fires a year.

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    I, GoHomeWeGotIt, would like to sign MakinDaKnock's petition to outlaw illuminated wackjobs. PREACH ON BROTHER!
    We are out of control!

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    GoHomeWeGotIt and MakinDaKnock,

    Please forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is a "Bluelight wacker", and what does it have to do with this thread?

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    we get one maybe two in a good year.

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    I'm at home and don't have our annual report in front of me but this is what I remember. It is hard to pick what an average year would be.

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    1st due jobs:26 { 2 engines, 1 truck, 1 rescue }
    mutual aid jobs:15 {either single unit up to 3 engine, truck, tanker}

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    1st due jobs: 10/11
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    My old department 4-5 workers per year, my new department around 12-15 first due, at least that many m/a.
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    The Lynbrook Fire Department runs about 400-500 fire or rescue related calls a year. That0 includes car fires, car accidents, gas leaks, co detectors, automatic alarms, brush fires, wires arcing, elevator rescues, etc. The deparement has been averaging about 10-15 working structure fires a year.


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    We are a fairly small fire department and I would say we average around 2 structure fires a year.

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    Well it must be nice to get some fire we average about 1 first due in cobb island and m/a to about 10-15 in whidbey island we get about 3-6 first due and MAYBE the same m/a. no fire no fun although we do seem to have alot more mva's in whidbey, but cobb island rolls about 10-15 mva's.
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    5000+ calls a year, of that approx 250+ fires a years

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    According to our County dispatch, about 300, of course, they consider a sparking outlet or smoking appliance to be a "structure" fire.

    We run 6-12 room and contents or better. Sometimes it is higher.
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    As far as how many Structure Fires one gets a year I have to say -Not to be Smart - But Who Cares. ~ Why should something as horrible as someone losing their house, belongings, and worse yet lives be such a great thing to us as Firefighters ? Yeah we all love to respond to calls [I know I'm one of the biggest "Whackers" you'll ever meet - Flashing Lights on the Car and all that] But seriously think about it. I'd rather be 1/2 way to the fire-hall and hear that "Structure Fire" is either out or has been down-graded. I love the Volunteer Fire Service and I'm very active with in it but I get enough satisfaction knowing that we're ready to respond, hoping we don't have to, and if we do knowing we'll do the job we're trained to do.

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    Maybe 1-4 "real workers" a year. 442 calls last year. 65% EMS.

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    You might ask how many saves (we had one this year) for us that's good most of our house fires are through the roof before they are
    called in We had two of this type this year 31 incidence last year 31 already this year .


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