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Call Volume

In the last four years, the District's total call volume has increased 34%.  EMS calls have increased 29% and fire calls have increased 46%.  On average, 80% of the calls are EMS related and 20% are fire related.


In 2018, the District responded to a record number of fire calls (24%) and a large number of EMS calls (76%).  It has been the busiest year in the history of the District and responders have handled several calls concurrently or back-to-back in one day.  In 2014, there were an average of 30 calls per month and in 2018, the average was 45 calls per month.   


In 2018, 52% of the fire calls were for outside fires, 34% were fire alarms, 8% were vehicle fires, and 6% were structure fires, with the remaining 8% miscellaneous fire calls such as smoke investigations, electrical fires, etc.  71% of the EMS calls were medical problems and 29% were trauma related.  Of the trauma related emergencies, 43% were a result of a traffic accident, 25% were from falls, and 38% were from other traumatic injuries such as sports injuries, animal bites, assaults, etc.


In the first six months of 2019, call volumes have been on par with 2018 call volumes with slightly more EMS related calls and slightly less fire related calls.

2019

Month            Fire       EMS         Total                   

January             5             31            36

February           2            43            43

March               10           33            43

April                     7            27            34

May                    18           34            52

June                   14           32            46

July                     30           31            61

August              14           42            56

September     

October           

November        

December                                                  

TOTAL                100        273        373