Call Statistics

In addition to fighting fires, South Fire District Personnel provide rapid respond to a wide variety of emergency situations. For more information about the services we perform, please see the Services page.

Call Statistics Summary

Call Type October YTD* 2019 2018 2017
Fire 4 50 42 54 53
Overpressure, Rupture, Explosion, Overheat 0 3 3 6 3
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service 65 738 1816 1666 1598
Hazardous Condition (no fire) 4 46 52 67 45
Service Call 35 233 245 121 125
Good Intent Call 5 97 231 326 277
False Alarm & False Call 17 136 158 175 172
Severe Weather & Natural Disaster 0 25 11 10 0
Special Incident Type 4 24 32 16 18
Total 134 1355 2590 2441 2291

 * YTD = Year-to-Date (total for the 2020 calendar year)

Explanation of Call Types


Building fires, cooking fires, furnace malfunctions, car fires, outdoor fires involving rubbish, brush tires, etc.
Overpressure, Rupture, Explosion, Overheat (no fire) - May include: rupture of steam pipes or boilers (excluding steam mistaken for smoke), detonation of fireworks or other explosives, rupture of gas pipelines, scorching from lightning strike, and rupture resulting from chemical reactions - with no ensuing fire.

Rescue & Emergency Medical Service (EMS)

Rescues include, but are not limited to: motor vehicle accidents, water and ice rescues, removal of people from stalled elevators. Emergency Medical Services provide emergency room type medical care on-location, whether it be at the scene of a rescue, a residence, or some other location.

Hazardous Condition

Gasoline or other flammable liquid spills, carbon monoxide incidents, downed power lines, electrical wiring or equipment problems, cleanup at motor vehicle accidents.

Service Call

Persons in distress, lock-outs, flooding, water evacuation, unauthorized burning, coverage provided for other departments.

Good Intent Call

Steam or other gases mistaken for smoke. Other situations where normal situations were mistaken for emergencies.

False Alarm & False Call

Fire detection system malfunctions, sprinkler activation due to malfunction, malicious false alarms.

Severe Weather & Natural Disaster

Assessment of and standby for severe weather or natural disaster events (including earthquake, flood, tornado, hurricane, and lightning strike) when no fire or rescue services are required.

Special Incident Type

Voided calls due to CAD.

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