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    Default Anyone else see a trend.....

    Call me crazy but...we have seen a marked increase in the amount of structure fires that we have been doing in my city. Over the last three years the amount of these fires have increased 7% in 2003 , 17% in 2004, 9% in 2005 and for the first 6 weeks of 2006 we are up 70% over 2005. We are an older city but its has been down right nuts even for our standards... is anyone else seeing a trend. What are some of the factors that are contributing to this trend...any thoughts
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    We are currently dealing with an arson "bug" in our first due area. We have been dealing with our fair share work over the past month due to arson. Our shift recently has had fires on two of the past 4 shifts (with one of those shifts having multiple fires during this eve). Our other shifts have caught work on our days off as well. I don't know if I would call this a trend, but it is a nice change of pace, even if it is during the middle of the night. Our investiagtion unit is patroling our first due to try and catch this guy in the act. I hope they don't catch him for a while. More fire and less medical make for a happy firefighter!

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    what were your numbers in 2005? i now arson is wronge and people can get hurt, but boy do i love fighting fire. We have had 5 workers on the last 10 duty days. The other units have caught a little work. One was a church that was defensive (i guess they could see flames 1/4 mile away) arson imagine that.

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    Don't have the numbers off hand, but as you know never enough fire!

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    Nope, not here. And it doesnt help that all the old places that were ready to burn are being knocked down and replaced with new, sprinklered hi-rises and townhomes.
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    I don't really have exact numbers either BUT I structure fires have been going down for awhile now. We use to run working fires in 3's. If we had one within the next 2 weeks we would have 2 more. Now it seems like we burn MAYBE 2 or 3 a month. Most of our call have been MVC and medical
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