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 November YTD 2022 2021 2020
Fire 6 52 70 62 59
Overpressure, Rupture, Explosion, Overheat 0 1 1 0 3
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service 119 872 1275 1102 881
Hazardous Condition (no fire) 8 39 50 59 57
Service Call 30 144 239 263 287
Good Intent Call 13 127 206 148 110
False Alarm & False Call 8 109 145 159 158
Severe Weather & Natural Disaster 0 1 6 10 28
Special Incident Type 0 7 13 15 29
Ancillary 1 22 36    
Total 184 1374 2041 1818 1612

 * YTD = Year-to-Date (total for the 2023 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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