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South Fire District, Middletown, CT

Call Statistics
For Calendar Year 2017

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 Dec.  YTD* 2016 2015 2014 2013
Fires 6 53 57 48 45 65
Overpressure, Rupture, Explosion, Overheat 0 3 0 0 1 1
Rescue & Emergency Medical Services 124 1598 1623 1721 1583 1887
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) 5 45 66 73 51 51
Service Calls 14 125 138 128 160 145
Good Intent Calls 16 277 249 251 175 152
False Alarms & False Calls 13 172 158 143 139 126
Severe Weather & Natural Disaster 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Incident Type 3 18 9 9 11 20
Total 181 2291 2300 2373 2165 2487
* YTD = Year-to-Date (total for the 2017 calendar year)

Explanation of Call Types

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

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

Good Intent Calls - Steam or other gases mistaken for smoke. Other situations where normal situations were mistaken for emergencies.

False Alarms & False Calls - 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.