For the 26th year, the career fire service takes to the pages of the FirehouseÂ® Magazine to share and compare statistics about company and department activity levels, funding, staffing and pay. A total of 244 fire departments took part in this year's survey, representing 45 states, the District of Columbia and eight Canadian provinces. The departments represented in this latest survey protect 79,994,388 people, and they have budgets totaling more than $12 billion (budgets are listed in millions of dollars). They provide this service with 4,095 engine companies, 1,489 ladder companies, 1,826 ambulances and numerous other specialized units. They responded to 1,623,691 fire calls, 7,284,434 EMS calls and 10,757,152 total calls last year.
Part 3 of this survey features busiest station, chief, hazmat, heavy rescue and ambulance for 2006. Our sincere thanks go to each participating department.
Check out Firehouse.com for a profile of 2006's busiest departments. Download 2007 survey forms at www.firehouse.com/magazine/surveys/forms.
National Run Survey: Busiest Station (PDF) National Run Survey: Busiest Chief (PDF) National Run Survey: Busiest Rescue (PDF) National Run Survey: Busiest Hazmat (PDF) National Run Survey: Busiest Ambulance (PDF)