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How much does your dept spend per call?

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  • How much does your dept spend per call?

    Following the thread on "How much does your dept's budget cost each citizen?" Let's see how economical everyone is. How much does a response in your jurisdiction cost?

    I used the whole budget/the total number of requests for service and got $945 per call. Wow, for $945 you can get two engines and a ladder with a minimum of 8 FF; a Paramedic unit and an Engine with 6 FF/Medics; or two Medic units and two engines with 10 FF/Medics (if they're all there that day.)

    How much does your FD cost per run?

  • #2
    $1,019.82 last year. No EMS.


    • #3
      Based on the Department's budget of $4.875 million and 5800 incidents and 1140 inspections, the total comes to an average of $702.44 per incident/inspection. Of course, the costs vary as to the type of call, number of apparatus, personnel etc. The Department took in $39,000 in inspection fees.

      Firefighters: rising to accept the challenge!
      Captain Gonzo

      [This message has been edited by Captain Gonzo (edited 03-29-2001).]


      • #4
        with an anual budget between $80,000.00 and $100,000 and 334 calls, between $239.52 and $299.40. i forget how much money we got last year, but it was in between $80,000.00 and $100, 000.


        • #5
          Last year it came out to about $640 per run. 1400 runs and $900,000 budget.


          • #6
            We are a Volunteer fire department. Cost is around $550.00 per run. Several years ago we had a large wildfire that lasted 4 days and cost us 17 brand new tires for brush trucks and food for a lot of meals.


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