National Run Survey

Firehouse® Magazine presents statistical information on career fire departments.


For the 15th year, the fire service takes to the pages of the Firehouse Magazine National Run Survey to share and compare statistics about company and department activity levels, funding, staffing and pay. More than 200 career fire departments took part in this year's survey, representing all 50...


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For the 15th year, the fire service takes to the pages of the Firehouse Magazine National Run Survey to share and compare statistics about company and department activity levels, funding, staffing and pay. More than 200 career fire departments took part in this year's survey, representing all 50 states and five Canadian provinces.

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. Our sincere thanks to each department that participated. If your department was not included, please write in and request a survey for next year.

In Part 1, we present the following information on each department: population protected, budget, number of engines and ladders, and total strength. Total calls are listed as well as the number of fires, EMS calls and false alarms. Finally, the busiest engine companies are listed. ("NA" indicates information was not available.)

In the July issue, we will present Part 2, which will list the following busiest-unit categories: ladder, chief, hazmat unit and fire station. Also to be listed are firefighter starting pay and top pay, as well as staffing of engine and ladder companies.

Fire Department Profiles

Fire Department Total Calls 1995

Busiest Engine Company

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