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    Question How many calls a day does your company run?

    2 things...
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    2.) How many calls do you run a day on average?

    My company is vol. and we run 1 or 2 a day

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    100% volunteer.

    on average, we run a little about 5 calls every 3 days. sometimes we have dry spells, other times we get hit hard. it all varies. we don't do any EMS, and average about 500 calls per year.

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    We're volunteer FD. Call volumes depends, sometimes we're quite for two to three days and others we'll run 5-7 runs/day.
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    Default Re: How many calls a day does your company run?

    Originally posted by shvfr4
    2 things...
    1.) Are you a volunteer or paid company?
    2.) How many calls do you run a day on average?

    My company is vol. and we run 1 or 2 a day
    100% Volunteer. We have +/- 1100 calls a year.
    So thats about 3 calls a day on avg.
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    Combo: paid M-F 6-6, Volunteer nights, weekends, holidays.
    Call volume: 2004 was ~4400, can't remember the exact number. Averaging 13 calls a day this year so far, 80% EMS.

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    100% volunteer

    Station: 300+/- a year
    Town wide: 1,000 +/- a year


    The past 2 1/2 weeks I haven't been on the trucks except to fuel them and train on them.

    This is the longest dryspell I've been on yet. There have been a few daytime calls that I'm just a little too far at work to go to.

    Watch now, tonight 3 AM, back to back calls right?

    On slower departments how do you get through the dry spells when you are used to a daily call or 2 then go 1 or 2 weeks with nothing, not even an alarm?

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    We're 100% volunteer, with no EMS/QRS (except the occasional assist to EMS for lifting or forcible entry). The past few years, we've been holding steady at about 150-160 calls/year, however we're at almost 90 already after only a little over 4 months have passed this year. There is a major realignment of run districts scheduled to take place in our township in mid-June, which should make us a 250+ call/year company going forward.

    On slower departments how do you get through the dry spells when you are used to a daily call or 2 then go 1 or 2 weeks with nothing, not even an alarm?
    I usually get through the "dry spells" by both working on my skills as a firefighter (taking classes away from company drills, etc.) and having a life outside the volunteer fire service.

    Just for the record, not everyone wants 6 bazillion calls a year. When I was a college student, I ran with a 700+ call/year company (about 60% fire and 40% QRS). It was great then, when I had all kinds of time on my hands and the flexibility to chase fire calls all day and night and sleep in between. Now, I'm not even sure I want 250, but I'm probably getting them anyway.
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    Career Department, 3 stations, 71 personnel.

    Doing a little research...

    Most number of runs in a 24 hour period: 75
    Least number of runs in a 24 hour period : 3

    Average yearly incidents over the last 10 years: 5300
    Average daily incidents over the last 10 years: 14.5
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    Combination dept. about 900 career and 500 active volunteer...

    Fire/rescue/EMS/hazmat/collapse/water rescue

    County wide about 120,000 calls/year
    My station: about 8,000 calls last year.
    Career FFs most 24/48, some day-shift only. Volunteers come in nights+weekends.

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    Last day we ran 12 calls on the short bus (ambulance).

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    2600 last year for our engine. 50-50 ems to fire.

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    Originally posted by FFTide
    On slower departments how do you get through the dry spells when you are used to a daily call or 2 then go 1 or 2 weeks with nothing, not even an alarm?

    We are going through a dry spell right now. Have had 1 call in the last 2 weeks....very unusual for us...we average 5 or 6 a week, ran 315 last year. All volunteer.
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    Default Re: How many calls a day does your company run?

    Originally posted by shvfr4
    2 things...
    1.) Are you a volunteer or paid company?
    2.) How many calls do you run a day on average?

    My company is vol. and we run 1 or 2 a day
    Please don't take this as a slam, it's intended to help clarify the type of operation, but could you edit your starting post to include "Combination" departments?

    We're a Combination operation that does "everything". The ALS Unit is paid 24/7 (24 on, 72 off) and runs about 4,000 per year for the last couple of years.

    The rest of the Station is staffed with 4 or 5 Full time people on a 5 day week, (M-F) working 8 hr days. 2 or 3 come in at 0700, go at 1500. The other 2 come on at 0900 and go at 1700. Volunteers do nights, weekend, holidays, etc. Any Volunteers who are around on weekdays also participate then too. Our BLS Ambulance is operated by F/Fs (EMT-Bs) and did over 1,800 runs last year. The Engines, Ladder Truck, Heavy Rescue, and Brush Unit racked up another 2,200 between them. Look us up at www.gdvfd18.com
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    Right now, we're catching about three runs per day.

    We're a single-station, combination department serving a population of approximately 15,000. Currently, we staff one engine company 24/7 with career personnel.

    The population is growing by about 1,000/year. So, each of the last four years has resulted in new run records. Lately, we're seeing the jump in runs on a monthly basis, too.

    As of 0700 this morning, we'd made 371 runs with 53 of those requiring our volunteers to be dispatched.

    You can see a breakdown of our yearly responses and a day-by-day log of our individual runs at www.MaumelleFire.Com

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    We are a POC department doing around 650+ runs annually and also "do it all" ...so thats almost 2/day.
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    My company runs about 15-17 a day. Just shy of 6000 last year. It's a 3 Company house, the whole house ran about 12,800 calls total. Career department.

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    POC......... roghly 900 per year........ or 2-3 per day...
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    Combo (vollys only as support) 24/7 paid staffing.

    3 stations, each with one primary rig (engine, quint, heavy rescue), all are ALS.

    Average day is about 5 each for the first two stations and 3 for the other.

    Last year we ran ran about 2500 each for the first two and 1200 for the other.

    Most calls for one unit in a day (not counting storms or riots) I belive is 15. Most in a day for all three is 34.

    Our breakdown is about 80/20 EMS to fire responses.
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    My station is paid, no volunteers. But it isnt the only station in the department.

    The station I am at runs 00 to 3 calls a day. I have gone 2 almost 3 weeks without a call. But we usually only run 1 call or none.

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    Originally posted by fightn15
    My station is paid, no volunteers. But it isnt the only station in the department.

    The station I am at runs 00 to 3 calls a day. I have gone 2 almost 3 weeks without a call. But we usually only run 1 call or none.
    Sounds like us 20 years ago
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    Its weird for my company. One month we'll be averagine 3-4 calls a day, next month we're averaging a call a day. With dry spells...we go maybe 3-4 days without a call, but then during that next week we make up for it, some days going on 6 runs. We average roughly between 450-500 calls a year. 100% volunteer!

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    vol dept 260 calls ems@ bls/als. averages out to .75 calls a day
    about 500 service calls a year

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    Paid dept with 8 stations, we ran 12,711 runs in 04. Of that 134 were working structure fires (adv. one every 3 days or so). Have not put all the numbers together but guessing about 80% of all runs are EMS related. So far today my station (one of the heavy call volume stations) Medic has ran 11, Eng. 4, Rescue 3.Its 10:00pm now
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    combo here......1 EMS from 0600-1800 M-F with volly support & fully volly nights, weekends and holidays.

    we average 1 call per day, but started the month with no calls in first 6 days then 5 calls in the next 24 hours.

    during the "slow time" we just review, train and refresh on whatever we can.
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    Primarily volunteer combo department.
    (1) 24 Hour Shift, (1) 8-5 weekday shift, (1) full-time Chief in office M-F 8-4.

    Fire, EMS First Response, etc. etc.

    1300 runs a year ... about 3 runs per 24 hour shift.

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