National Run Survey - Part 2

For the 18th year, the fire service takes to the pages of the FirehouseĀ® Magazine National Run Survey to share and compare a number of statistics about company and department activity levels, funding, staffing and pay. More than 270 career fire departments took part in this year's survey, representing departments from every state in the Union and five provinces of Canada.

In Part 1 (June 1999), we presented fire department profiles, total calls for 1998 and the busiest battalion chief in each department. In this issue, we list the following busiest unit categories: engine, ladder, ambulance, heavy rescue and hazmat. Also listed are firefighter and paramedic starting and top pay, as well as staffing of engine and ladder companies. ("NA" indicates information was not available.) The results for the busiest company in each classification reflect the single busiest unit of that type in each jurisdiction. Other units may have been nearly as busy, but only one unit per jurisdiction is listed. (Please note that some departments did not provide information in all categories.)

Our sincere thanks to each department that participated in this year's survey. If your department didn't appear, we invite you to write in and request a survey for next year.

Busiest Engine Company

Busiest Ladder Company

Busiest Ambulance

Busiest Heavy Rescue

Busiest Hazmat Unit

Fire Department Pay Scales

Busiest Fire Station

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