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    What fire depts and/or companies catch the most fire per capita?

  • #2
    Just fires or total number of runs or fires/false alarms?
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    • #3
      actual working fires
      NO EMS, MVA, ALARMS

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      • #4
        I know for sure it isn't my dept.

        I ran 10 EMS call yesterday, no fires.

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        • #5
          I'd say, obviously, to take a look at the bigger cities (like New York), and built up areas around big cities (like PG County, MD)...
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          • #6
            Old North East/Rust Belt cities like NYC, Baltimore, Detroit, Newark, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC etc.
            Large Old West Coast cities like LA, San Francisco, and Oakland also have lots of fires, but usually not on a scale comparative to the East Coast.

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            • #7
              I know of course NY DC Bos Chi PG run a lot of fires throughout the city but what im trying to find out is for example; If NYC and say Boston were the same size city who would catch more fire? Basically if all cities were the same size who runs the most fire?

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              • #8
                Like the rest, this is a guess, but i would put my money on Detroit, and that is with little research into my decision. It is a very poor, urban city, with the highest crime rate in the country. Detroit is full of poor nieghborhoods with abondoned buildings that stand as nothing more than kindeling. My $1 bet goes to Detroit.

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                • #9
                  I'd have to say it would be Gary, Indiana (just outside of chicago). I believe I had read once that they had the most fires per capita.

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                  • #10
                    Good topic, It will be hard to prove witch department did more.Each department coinsiders a working fire differently. I have heard dept dispatch a working fire. How do you dispatch a working fire before anyone gets there? There will need to be a standard. For Instance look at the Firehouse Mag Run survey. You have dept.s that claim they did "X" amount of fires, and "Y" amount of EMS. You tally the two together and you get the total amount of Running. So they never responded to a Central station alarm, or a person locked out. Also, I know for my dept atleast, the EMS running is incorrect. I do not consider MVA's, Stalled elevators, Or technical rescues, a medical call.
                    ** The opionions are mine and mine alone, they are not that of my dept or the local**

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                    • #11
                      "What fire depts and/or companies catch the most fire "


                      NO doubt about it>>>

                      First place: US forest service
                      2nd: BLM
                      3rd: CDF

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                      • #12
                        I can't believe you people can put "big cities" and PG County Md. in the same sentence. PG County is nothing, I mean NOTHING like the big city.
                        Proud IAFF member since 1992.

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                        • #13
                          Per capita, or per engine company?

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                          • #14
                            You can take the windy city off of that list. Only a few companies see anything regulary.
                            Gary has quite a bit of activity, but lets define this a bit more. Do you consider a company busy who runs rubish and dumpster fires? We had a dumpster fairy running around setting several a shift, after the first few it was just as bad as running AFA's.
                            If I had to guess DC, Boston or FDNY would be at the top of the list.

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                            • #15
                              Hey, I work at one of the busiest stations in the country, and while we usually see a fire every day, most of the time its a car or a dumpster.

                              how about Lawrence, MA or Reading, PA?

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