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South Fire District, Middletown, CT

Call Statistics
For Calendar Year 2019

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 May  YTD* 2018 2017 2016 2015
Fire 3 13 54 53 57 48
Overpressure, Rupture, Explosion, Overheat 0 1 6 3 0 0
Rescue & Emergency Medical Service 171 695 1666 1598 1623 1721
Hazardous Condition (no fire) 2 19 67 45 66 73
Service Call 30 69 121 125 138 128
Good Intent Call 23 131 326 277 249 251
False Alarm & False Call 11 47 175 172 158 143
Severe Weather & Natural Disaster 0 8 10 0 0 0
Special Incident Type 6 14 16 18 9 9
Total 246 997 2441 2291 2300 2373
* YTD = Year-to-Date (total for the 2019 calendar year)

Explanation of Call Types

Fire - 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.