2007 National Run Survey - Part 3

Firehouse Magazine presents part three of this four-part series, which includes the busiest station, busiest chief and busiest engine.


For the 27th year, the career fire service takes to the pages of Firehouse® Magazine to share and compare statistics about company and department activity levels, funding, staffing and pay. A total of 270 fire departments took part in this year's survey, representing 45 states, the District...


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For the 27th year, the career fire service takes to the pages of Firehouse® Magazine to share and compare statistics about company and department activity levels, funding, staffing and pay. A total of 270 fire departments took part in this year's survey, representing 45 states, the District of Columbia and 7 Canadian provinces. The departments represented in this latest survey protect 78,297,462 people, and they have budgets totaling more than $12 billion (budgets are listed in millions of dollars). They provide this service with 3,860 engine companies, 1,380 ladder companies, 1,559 ambulances and numerous other specialized units. They responded to 1,829,199 fire calls, 7,236,854 EMS calls and 10,412,376 total calls last year. (This information includes Ocala, FL.)

DEPARTMENT STATION TOTAL RUNS UNITS
1. Clark County, NV 18 23,670 7
2. Los Angeles City, CA 9 21,296 5
3. Fort Lauderdale, FL 2 20,531 8
4. Las Vegas, NV 1 20,128 7
5. Columbus, OH 2 20,075 7
6. Houston, TX 46 19,106 5
7. Los Angeles County, CA 33 17,270 5
8. Prince George's County, MD 29 16,784 3
9. Philadelphia, PA E50 16,654 4
10. Hollywood, FL 5 15,714 7
11. New York, NY E54/L9/B9 15,258 3
12. Chicago, IL E95 14,716 3
13. Providence, RI Washington Street 14,327 5
14. Miami-Dade County, FL 16 13,821 4
15. Seattle, WA 2 12,749 4
16. Paterson, NJ HQ 12,719 4
17. Tucson, AZ 9 12,520 9
18. Hackensack, NJ HQ 11,916 6
19. San Francisco, CA 1 11,850 3
20. Denver, CO 1 11,842 3
21. Elizabeth, NJ 7 11,659 5
22. Orange County, FL 51 11,559 4
23. Cincinnati, OH E3 11,274 4
24. Long Beach, CA 1 11,111 4
25. St. Louis, MO 2 11,017 4
26. Portsmouth, VA 1 10,973 7
27. Ocala, FL 1 10,894 5
28. Norfolk, VA 14 10,759 5
29. North Las Vegas, NV 51 10,481 4
30. Albuquerque, NM 5 10,400 4
31. Dayton, OH 11 10,069 6
32. South Bend, IN 1 10,023 6
33. Sanford, FL 31 9,755 5
34. Baltimore County, MD 1 9,748 6
35. DeKalb County, GA 20 9,636 4
36. Anaheim, CA 1 9,566 4
37. Manchester, NH Central 9,485 5
38. Minneapolis, MN 6 9,468 4
39. Fairfax County, VA 8 9,435 4
40. Lansing, MI 41 9,412 8
41. Brockton, MA 1 9,249 4
42. Memphis, TN 7 9,235 4
43. Shreveport, LA 9 9,234 4
44. Sarasota County, FL 1 9,209 5
45. Mesa, AZ 201 9,204 4
46. Chesapeake, VA 2 9,161 5
47. Anne Arundel County, MD 33 9,097 5
48. Corpus Christi, TX 10 9,054 2
49. Portland, ME Central 8,962 4
50. Orange County, CA 22 8,908 3
51. Albany, NY Arbor Hill 8,901 4
52. Hartford, CT HQ 8,739 2
53. Cambridge, MA 2 8,499 3
54. Cleveland, OH 22 8,347 2
55. Toledo, OH 6 8,343 3
56. Pontiac, MI 1 8,319 4
57. Clearwater, FL 45 8,174 4
58. Tacoma, WA 8 8,094 3
59. Scottsdale, AZ 601 8,077 4
60. Compton, CA 3 8,068 5
61. Akron, OH 4 7,867 5
62. Durham, NC 1 7,863 6
63. Indianapolis, IN 10 7,813 4
64. Allentown, PA Central 7,686 4
65. Portland, OR 7 7,618 5
66. Overland Park, KS 42 7,541 3
67. Rochester, NY Broad/Allen 7,472 5
68. Newark, OH 1 7,413 4
69. Somerville, MA HQ 7,319 4
70. Aurora, CO 2 7,308 4
71. Plano, TX 1 7,184 3
72. Glendale, AZ 152 7,107 3
73. Jefferson County, CO 1 7,095 2
74. Hemet, CA 1 6,999 4
75. Colorado Springs, CO 8 6,988 2
76. Fairfax City, VA 403 6,983 4
77. Gainesville, FL 1 6,974 4
78. Milwaukee, WI E5 6,946 3
79. Wichita, KS 1 6,939 4
80. Burlington, VT 1 6,931 4
81. Stockton, CA 2 6,814 4
82. Wilmington, DE 1 6,802 4
83. New Haven, CT Ellsworth 6,798 3
84. Grand Prairie, TX 1 6,669 4
85. Henrico County, VA 6 6,625 3
86. Tuscaloosa, AL 1 6,601 6
87. Fitchburg, MA HQ 6,598 4
88. Washington, DC E16 6,565 3
89. Charlotte, NC 23 6,539 2
90. Kansas City, MO 17 6,472 3
91. Buffalo, NY E37/L4/BC4 6,407 3
92. Newport News, VA 2 6,295 4
93. Raleigh, NC 1 6,109 3
94. Mesquite, TX 5 6,055 5
95. Tulsa, OK 22 6,020 3
96. Jersey City, NJ B2/E9/L8 6,015 3
97. Kansas City, KS 9 6,012 4
98. Stamford, CT Central 5,937 4
99. St. Paul, MN 14 5,916 5
100. Birmingham, AL 6 5,907 3
101. Flint, MI 1 5,905 5
102. Columbus, GA 6 5,903 4
103. Santa Rosa, CA 7101 5,847 3
104. Eastchester, NY 1 5,788 2
105. Tempe, AZ 6 5,667 3
106. Olympia, WA 3 5,631 2
107. San Antonio, TX 32 5,587 3
108. Oklahoma City, OK 25 5,567 4
109. Oshkosh, WI 15 5,548 8
110. Marysville, WA 61 5,500 5
111. New Britain, CT 1 5,479 4
112. Contra Costa County, CA 6 5,449 2
113. Coeur D'Alene, ID 2 5,438 2
114. Worthington. OH 100 5,418 4
115. Modesto, CA 1 5,414 9
116. Sterling Heights, MI 1 5,372 3
117. Arlington, TX 6 5,244 8
118. Pittsfield, MA HQ 5,204 3
119. Vacaville, CA 72 5,180 5
120. Las Cruces, NM 1 5,174 2
121. Myrtle Beach, SC 1 5,146 3
122. Rapid City, SD 1 5,132 8
123. Westminster, CO 2 5,110 4
124. Fort Worth, TX 24 5,074 3
125. Des Moines, IA 4 5,030 2
126. Atlanta, GA 4 5,015 2
127. Fairfield, CT 2 4,979 3
128. El Cajon, CA 6 4,947 4
129. Green Bay, WI 2 4,919 5
130. Joliet, IL 1 4,866 4
131. Spokane, WA 1 4,816 6
132. Lawton, OK 1 4,808 4
133. Aurora, IL 1 4,796 3
134. Salisbury, NC 16 4,771 9
135. Crystal Lake, IL 1 4,761 11
136. Norwalk, CT 2 4,706 4
137. Melbourne, FL 74 4,651 3
138. Springfield, OH 8 4,608 4
139. Bakersfield, CA 5 4,593 2
139. Norwich Township, OH 81 4,593 4
141. Asheville, NC 1 4,582 2
142. Brownsville, TX 3 4,451 3
143. St. Lucie County, FL 1 4,364 5
144. New Orleans, LA 27 4,347 4
145. Grand Junction, CO 2 4,338 4
146. Bridgeport, CT HQ 4,279 4
147. Watertown, NY 1 4,192 4
148. Wheeling, WV 2 4,140 2
149. Elgin, IL 1 4,138 4
150. Schenectady, NY 1 4,133 4
151. Deltona, FL 61 4,083 3
152. Lawrence, KS 5 4,078 4
153. Boulder, CO 1 4,053 3
154. Redding, CA 1 4,050 2
155. Canton, OH 4 4,046 2
156. Chandler, AZ 282 3,990 2
157. Bristol, TN 1 3,985 4
158. Newark, NJ Clinton Avenue 3,978 3
159. Tarpon Springs, FL 69 3,953 4
160. Meriden, CT 2 3,949 2
161. Atlantic City, NJ 1 3,933 3
162. Upper Arlington, OH 71 3,920 2
163. Hampton, VA 1 3,884 4
164. Union Colony, Greeley, CO 2 3,867 2
165. Salinas, CA 1 3,833 8
166. Fresno, CA 3 3,824 2
167. Bedford, TX 1 3,784 4
168. Passaic, NJ Westside 3,759 3
169. Winston-Salem, NC 1 3,742 2
170. Chesterfield County, VA 3 3,678 4
171. Decatur, IL 1 3,675 4
172. Columbia, MO 1 3,567 2
173. Missoula, MT 1 3,509 6
174. Danbury, CT HQ 3,442 4
175. Ontario, CA 135 3,417 1
176. Columbia, SC 1 3,415 5
177. Fort Walton Beach, FL 6 3,383 5
178. Waukesha, WI 3 3,339 2
179. Franklin Park, IL 1 3,270 5
180. High Point, NC 2 3,206 2
181. Sioux City, IA 1 3,199 3
182. Honolulu, HI 2 3,188 3
183. Bryan, TX 1 3,170 5
184. Spartanburg, SC 1 3,138 5
185. Jackson Township, Grove City, OH 202 3,108 7
186. Grand Forks, ND Central 3,086 4
187. Dothan, AL 1 3,049 3
188. McHenry, IL 1 3,031 8
189. Reading, PA 8th & Court 3,026 3
190. Beaumont, TX 4 3,011 2
191. Newton, IA 1 3,002 11
192. Salt Lake County, UT 109 2,854 3
193. Sioux Falls, SD 1 2,832 2
194. Springfield, MO 1 2,831 3
195. St. Joseph, MO HQ 2,818 9
196. Gilbert, AZ 3 2,783 2
197. Longmont, CO 1 2,743 3
198. Billings, MT 1 2,728 5
199. Niagara Falls, NY 4 2,712 2
200. Pensacola, FL 1 2,671 3
201. Winter Park, FL 61 2,633 4
202. Fayetteville, NC 1 2,611 5
203. Naples, FL 2 2,577 3
203. St. George FPD, LA 62 2,577 2
205. Waterbury, CT E2/T3 2,473 3
206. Seaside, CA 1 2,424 3
207. Adams County, CO 11 2,421 4
207. Englewood, NJ HQ 2,421 3
209. Lafayette, LA 2 2,408 3
210. Apple Valley, CA 334 2,401 2
211. Albany, GA 1 2,399 2
212. Bloomington, IN 1 2,384 3
213. Medford, OR 8105 2,337 1
214. Santa Cruz City, CA 1 2,219 2
215. Rocky Mount, NC 2 2,200 1
216. Waco, TX 1 2,193 3
217. Royal Oak, MI 1 2,162 3
218. Surprise, AZ 303 2,116 1
219. Arvada, CO 1 2,109 2
220. Watertown, WI 1 2,083 11
221. Texarkana, TX 5 2,036 2
222. Cedar Rapids, IA 8 2,003 1
222. Springfield, TN HQ 2,003 6
224. Titusville, FL 13 1,899 2
225. Kingsport, TN 1 1,884 3
226. Olathe, KS 4 1,792 1
227. Helena, MT 1 1,774 4
228. Frankfort, IL 1 1,719 4
229. Meridian, MS 1 1,678 4
230. Watsonville, CA 1 1,668 1
231. Panama City, FL Central 1,624 3
232. Decatur, AL 5 1,587 1
233. Carmel, IN 41 1,585 4
234. Auburn, CA 2 1,584 1
235. Estero, FL 41 1,517 2
236. Kingston, MA 1 1,500 4
237. Espanola, NM 1 1,488 3
238. Glens Falls, NY Ridge Street 1,485 3
239. Anniston, AL 1 1,483 4
240. Erie, PA Central 1,423 2
241. Athens-Clarke County, GA 4 1,407 3
242. Tavares, FL 27 1,404 3
243. Collingswood, NJ 161 1,393 7
244. Portsmouth, NH 1 1,377 4
245. San Luis Obispo, CA 1 1,352 1
246. Fulton, MO 1 1,249 2
247. Florence, AL 1 1,200 3
248. Westfield, IN 81 1,091 6
249. Minor Heights, AL 1 1,024 2
250. Florence, SC 1 1,017 4
251. Jerome Township, OH 210 897 6
252. Greenville, PA 96 827 5
253. Hagerstown, MD Western Enterprise 798 2
254. Saginaw, MI 1 698 5
255. Maricopa, AZ 571 696 1
256. Hebron, KY 2 534 1
257. Somerset, CA 38 481 4
258. Camp Roberts, CA 1 475 8
259. Harlingen, TX 1 474 5
260. Mountain Ranch, CA 1 453 3
CANADA
1. Toronto, ON 331 15,197 5
2. Laval, QC 2 6,835 3
3. Edmonton, AB 1 6,238 2
4. Montreal, QC 5 5,541 4
5. Saskatoon, SK 1 5,143 8
6. Surrey, BC 2 4,928 2
7. Burnaby, BC 3 4,004 3
8. Brampton, ON 201 3,733 2
9. St. John's, NL Central 2,486 7
10. Halifax Regional, NS 2 870 1
Some data was not available at deadline on previous parts. The information is listed below.
Ocala, FL
Population 51,000
Budget (in millions) 12.8
Engines 5
Ladders 1
Medics 9
Chiefs 1
Total Strength 134
Fire Calls 1,060
EMS Calls 11,181
False Alarms 2,626
Total Calls 14,867
Busiest Engine E1 3,132 runs
Busiest Ladder TW1 909 runs