The National Run Survey: Part 1

Firehouse® Magazine presents the latest statistics on U.S. career fire departments.


For the 16th 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 from across the country took part in this year's...


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For the 16th 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 from across the country took part in this year's survey.

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

In Part 1, we present the following information: fire department profiles, total calls, busiest engine and busiest hazmat unit ("NA" indicates information was not available).

In the July issue, we will present Part 2 of the National Run Survey, which will list pay scales and staffing as well as the following busiest-unit categories: fire station, battalion chief, ladder company, heavy rescue unit and ambulance.

Fire Department Profiles

Fire Department Total Calls 1996

Busiest Engine Company

Busiest Hazmat Unit

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