2016 Department and City Stats:

 

  • 29 Paid on Call (POC) Volunteer Firefighters
  • 2 IAFF Fire Safety Technicians (career)
  • 3 Career Chief Officers
  • 1 Administrative Assistant
  • 1 Fire Hall
  • 2 Engines, 1 Quint aerial, 1 Rescue truck, 1 Squad utility, 3 staff vehicles
  • City population = 18,648 (2014 Est.)
  • Land Coverage Area = 8,260 hectares (31.9 sq miles;       82.6 sq km’s)
  • Fire Underwriters Survey Fire Protection Class Ratings   Urban – 5; Rural – 10
  • FD Budget for 2014:
  • Operating: $1,325,500
  • Capital/Reserves Allocation: $79,360
  • Tax Cost annually for an average household for fire/rescue protection = $134
  • Tax Cost per day for fire/rescue protection for an average household = $0.37
  • Projected Cost per Capita for fire/rescue protection = $71 annually

Performance Stats: (2015)

 

  • 566 emergency calls for service
  • 124 Education, Prevention and Community event sessions performed
  • 690 occupancy inspections performed in commercial and multi-family buildings
  • 266 training sessions provided to firefighters in all areas of responsibility
  • 5334 training hours contributed by POC staff
  • 53 Burning Permits taken out
  • 33 Burning Complaints received

Performance Measures: (2015)

 

  • Average response time to all emergency incidents (includes Polder) = 8 min 08 sec
  • % POC volunteers attending 75% training for the year = 73%
  • % of total calls determined to be Billable False Alarms = 10.4%
  • % of total calls determined to be Burning Complaints = 5.8%
  • % of all Non-MESA calls with staffing of less than 8 = 22%
  • % dispatches for structure fires with more than 12 = 80%
  • Average FF turn-out per incident = 10.5
  • # incidents PMFRS required Mutual Aid Response = 1
  • # incidents PMFRS provided Mutual Aid Response = 2
  • # residential or business commercial structure fires = 4

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