2004 National Run Survey: Part 3

For the 24th year, the career fire service takes to the pages of the Firehouse Magazine to share and compare statistics about company and department activity levels, funding, staffing and pay. A total of 259 fire departments took part in this year's survey, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and six Canadian provinces.

The departments represented in this latest survey protect 80,314,622 people, and they have budgets totaling more than $11 billion (budgets are listed in millions of dollars). They provide this service with 3,996 engine companies, 1,422 ladder companies, 1,741 ambulances and numerous other specialized units. They responded to 1,614,590 fire calls, 6,906,990 EMS calls and 9,958,970 total calls last year.

Part 3 of this survey concludes with this year's busiest stations, heavy rescue and hazmat, as well as fire department pay scales.

Our sincere thanks go to each department that participated. If your department does not appear, we invite you to request a survey form next year or download it from here.

In Part 1 of the survey, the call volume listed for Irving, TX, was incorrect. The correct call volume is as follows: total calls - 26,421; fire calls - 11,791; EMS calls 12,004; and false alarms - 2,626.



Busiest Station - Download (PDF)


Busiest Heavy Rescue - Download (PDF)


Busiest Hazmat - Download (PDF)