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South Fire District, Middletown, CT

Call Statistics
For Calendar Year 2018

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 Nov.  YTD* 2017 2016 2015 2014
Fires 4 47 53 57 48 45
Overpressure, Rupture, Explosion, Overheat 1 6 3 0 0 1
Rescue & Emergency Medical Services 134 1504 1598 1623 1721 1583
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) 5 65 45 66 73 51
Service Calls 14 113 125 138 128 160
Good Intent Calls 22 303 277 249 251 175
False Alarms & False Calls 13 165 172 158 143 139
Severe Weather & Natural Disaster 0 6 0 0 0 0
Special Incident Type 0 14 18 9 9 11
Total 193 2223 2291 2300 2373 2165
* YTD = Year-to-Date (total for the 2018 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.