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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 nine months of 2019, call volumes have been about 4% less than the 2018 call volumes with slightly less EMS related calls (5% less) and slightly less fire related calls (3% less).

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     14           37            51

October           

November        

December                                                  

TOTAL                114       310        424