Firehouse® Magazine presents the latest statistics on U.S. career fire departments.For the 17th year, the fire service takes to the pages of the 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.
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 ladder companies, and total strength. Total calls are listed as well as the number of fires, EMS calls and false alarms. Finally, the busiest engine companies amd hazmat units are listed. ("NA" indicates information was not available.)
In the next issue, we will present Part 2, which will list the following busiest-unit categories: ladder, battalion chief, heavy rescue, ambulance 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 Profiles Part I (Anchorage, AK - Honolulu, HI)
- Fire Department Profiles Part II (Council Bluffs, IA - Thomasville, NC)
- Fire Department Profiles Part III (Winston-Salem, NC - Houston, TX)
- Fire Department Profiles Part IV (Longview, TX - Wheeling, WV)
Fire Department Total Calls 1997
- Fire Department Total Calls 1997 Part I (Busiest)
- Fire Department Total Calls 1997 Part II
- Fire Department Total Calls 1997 Part III
- Fire Department Total Calls 1997 Part IV (Slowest)
Busiest Engine Company
Busiest Hazmat Unit