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    As many of us know how many alarms are respective department runs, I thought it might be intresting to put a twist on the alarm stats category.

    At what hour in the day (counting all 24 hours) would you say your department gets a run most often?

    Here I would say between 4 - 5pm.
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    Whatever hour a thunderstorm occurs... We do not have a hard wired fire box system ( it was dismantled in the mid 1980's when the cost of maintenance became an issue) ... ours are all radio boxes or central station alarms that get called in by the monitoring company. Proximity strikes of lightning sets off fire alarm systems, buildings that get hit catch fire... all hell breaks loose until the storm passes!
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    I would have to say 9am till 9am
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    Usually when i'm dead asleap. Most of our "bigger" runs come in the middle of the night, between 1am and 5 am.

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    Between 11:00am and 12 Noon and 8:00pm and 9:00pm
    36 total Calls each of those hours in 2005
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    In London it is hard to pin down...In the Centre from 6am to 6pm...when most of the Offices are occupied. But it the inner City areas for the whole of my career it is fairly safe to say that it all goes off between 1pm and 2am... after that it tends to quieten down a bit. But as always, the biggest jobs seem to happen in the middle of the night.
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    I think the breakdown of our calls in 2004 showed our busiest hour as 1pm-2pm, which was surprising to many.

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    On the engine... i would say between 4pm-6pm and around 8pm. I have seen our engines run 7 calls after mid night which is a lot for us. But the ambulance normally around 4-6 pm and 11pm to 5 am. I hate running calls after waking up

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    It doesn't matter what time it is... If I sit on the crapper, we get a call. Just my luck. The guys make me sit on the throne 7 or 8 times a day and they slip exlax in my food. Does that fall into the station prank category?

    Actually, they don't do all that, but it never seems to fail when I start the paperwork, all hell breaks loose.

    But to answer the question... We get the most calls between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985
    I hate running calls after waking up
    Do you like running them better while sleeping?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PFire23
    Do you like running them better while sleeping?
    Ask my First Captain. We got in from a Beltway Cruise the other night, and he didn't mark "Off the air, at the station", with the dispatcher, as we normally do. Dirver looked over and he was sound asleep.
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    Our busiest hour, statistically, is usually tied between 1100-1200 and 1400-1500.
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    Last time somebody ran a chart on it ( been over a year I think) We ran more calls on Wed. night between 11pm & midnight.

    But as far as everyday, it seems the most calls come in at shift change at the nursing home.

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    Do you like running them better while sleeping?
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    Most of our big structure fires and vehicle fire occur after 1am. Rest of the day, mostly EMS.

    As for back to back calls, it changes all the time. If I had to pick, it is usually hits around 17:00. Every once in a while we will have a slow day until the clock strikes midnight, and I mean the second the clock strikes midnight, all h$ll breaks loose.
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    When we go out to milk the cows Seems to be from0500 to0800 or 1500 and 2000. I run back to the house and tell my wife "youve got them"
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    The usual, lunch time and dinner time of course. Followed closely by right in the middle of washing the rig, as soon as you get comfy in the rack, right in the middle of a good game on the tube or close to the end of a good movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    Ask my First Captain. We got in from a Beltway Cruise the other night, and he didn't mark "Off the air, at the station", with the dispatcher, as we normally do. Dirver looked over and he was sound asleep.
    At least the driver was still awake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983
    The usual, lunch time and dinner time of course. Followed closely by right in the middle of washing the rig, as soon as you get comfy in the rack, right in the middle of a good game on the tube or close to the end of a good movie.
    Yeah. Before we were eligible for overtime for returning on calls, they'd always hit between 1500 and 1600, RIGHT after I've gotten off duty. The township expanded our overtime budget and we're allowed to return for all calls. Naturally, when I get time and a half to do it, our busiest hour switches to the times I'm actually working...
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