Fire Department Response Statistics

The City of Fenton Fire Department participates in the NFIRS reporting system. The Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 authorizes the National Fire Data Center, which is part of the United States Fire Administration (USFA) to gather and analyze information on the magnitude of the nations fire problem, as well as its detailed characteristics and trends. In order to carry out the intentions of the Act, the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) was developed.

NFIRS has two objectives: to help State and local governments develop fire reporting and analysis capability for their own use, and to obtain data that can be used to more accurately assess and subsequently combat the fire problem at a national level. NFIRS is a standardized package that includes incident and casualty forms, and coding structure.

The NFIRS reporting format is based on the National Fire Protection association Standard 901, "Uniform Coding for Fire Protection". NFIRS expands the collection of data beyond fires to include the full range of fire department activity on a national scale. It is a true all-incident reporting system.

On a quarterly basis all of the City of Fenton call information will be tallied here for you to review starting with 2006. The new Incident Response Summary Report has all call data taken from the our reporting system and follows the NFIRS breakdown of call classification. The call breakdown shows fires, medicals, other emergencies and non-emergencies. The information is an industry standard and used nationwide. This also allows us to create standard or custom reports for all of the calls we respond to. This information allows us to direct the future of the department and plan equipment and apparatus purchases by following trends in our community.

Here are a sample of some of the terms you will see on the report and how they are defined.

INCIDENT TYPE DEFINITIONS
STRUCTURE FIRE: All building fires. Includes residential, commercial and industrial. These are full alarm responses.
OTHER FIRES: Any other type fire. Includes cooking fires confined to container. Vehicle fires, grass and brush fires, outside trash, rubbish or waste material fires.
EMS/RESCUE: All medical responses, vehicle accidents with injuries, assist AMR with patients, motor vehicle versus pedestrian. Any rescue or extrication.
HAZARDOUS CONDITION: Non Fires, Gasoline or other flammable liquid spill. LPG or natural gas leak, oil or other combustible liquid spills. Heat from electrical short circuit, power line down, arcing, or shorted electrical equipment.
SERVICE CALL: Lock-outs, water problems, water or steam leaks. Smoke or odor removal. Animal rescues. Public service assistance, assist Police Department or other government agency. Jewelry problems, lift assists, cover in and standby.
GOOD INTENT: Cancelled in route, wrong location, controlled burn, barbeques, smoke or odor in the area.
FALSE CALL: False alarms, mechanical or malicious. System malfunctions or technician working on the system. Smoke, heat or CO detector accidental trip or mechanical failure.

Class Incident Response Type Total Incidents 2012 Total Incidents 2011 Total Incidents 2010
100 Fire, other 1 1 6
1001 Mutual aid 0 0 0
1002 Other type of fire 0 0 0
111 Building fire 10 11 14
1111 Mutual Aid Building Fire 18 22 11
1112 Mutual Aid Grass Fire 1    
1113 Mutual Aid Covr Assignment 4 5 10
113 Cooking fire, confinder to container 5 3 5
114 Chimney or flue fire, container to chimney/smoke stack 1 1 2
116 Fuel burner/boiler malfunction, fire confined 0 0 0
118 Trash or rubbish fire, contained 0 0 0
120 Fire in mobile prop. Used as a fixed structure., other 0 0 0
130 Mobile property (vehicle) fire, other 0 0 1
131 Passenger vehicle fire 8 9 11
132 Road freight or transport vehicle fire 1 1 0
134 Water vehicle fire 0 0 0
137 Camper or recreational vehicle (RV) fire 0 0 0
140 Natural vegitation fire, other 0 1 0
142 Brush, or brush and grass mixture fire 0 3 0
143 Grass fire 13 1 8
150 Outside rubbish fire, other 1 3 7
151 Outside rubbish, trash or waste fire 0 1 0
153 Construction or demolition landfill fire 0 0 0
154 Dumpster or other outside trash receptacle fire 1 2 3
160 Special outside fire, other (camp fire) 1 1 2
1601 Outdoor fire 0 0 0
162 Outside equipment fire 0 1 0
164 Outside mailbox fire 0 0 0
200 Overpressure rupture, overheat other 1 0 0
211 Overpressure rupture of steam pipe or pipeline 0 1 0
220 Overpressure rupture from air or gas, other 0 0 0
231 Chemical reactionm overpressure, rupture 1 0 0
300 Rescue, emergency medical call (EMS) call, other 6 20 145
311 Medical assist, assisst EMS crew 4 55 5
320 Emergency Medical Service, other 1 0 0
321 EMS call, excluding vehicle accident wih injury 99 70 0
322 Vehicle accident with injuries 47 28 38
323 Motor vehicle/pedestrian accident (MV Ped) 3 3 0
324 Motor vehicle accident with no injuries 15 17 11
340 Search, other 0 0 0
341 Search for person on land 0 1 0
350 Extrication, rescue, other 0 1 0
352 Extrication of victim(s) from vehicle 4 6 0
353 Removal of victim(s) from stalled elevator 0 0 0
355 Confined space rescue 0 0 0
360 Water & ice related rescue, other 0 0 0
361 Swimming/recreational water areas rescue 0 0 1
362 Ice rescue 2 0 0
365 Watercraft rescue 0 0 0
400 Hazardous condition, other (tree down) 8 4 14
410 Flammable gas or liquid condition, other 5 4 5
411 Gasoline or other flammable liquid spill 8 8 6
412 Gas leak (natural gas or LPG) 9 4 4
413 Oil or other combustible liquid spill 2 6 6
420 Toxic condition, other 0 0 0
422 Chemical spill or leak 2 0 0
424 Carbon Monoxide incident 7 8 12
440 Electrical wiring/equipment problem, other 3 5 8
442 Overheated motor 2 0 0
444 Power line down 26 12 11
445 Arcing, shorted electrical equipment 3 7 7
460 Accident, potential accident, other 0 2 0
463 Vehicle accident, general cleanup 12 11 0
471 Explosive, bomb removal 0 0 0
500 Service call, other 3 0 0
520 Water problem, other 1 0 0
522 Water or steam leak 0 2 0
531 Smoke or odor removal 0 0 4
5311 Smoke/Odor Investigation 22 12 15
540 Animal problem, other 1 0 0
550 Public service assistance, other 1 0 1
551 Assist Police or other governmental agency 2 2 6
552 Police matter 0 0 0
553 Public service 0 0 0
554 Assist invalid 0 0 0
561 Unauthorized burning/Smoke investigation 3 3 8
571 Cover assignment, standby, moveup 0 0 4
5711 Mutual aid 0 0 0
600 Good intent call, other 0 3 1
611 Dispatched & canceled en route 21 20 22
621 Wrong location 0 0 0
622 No incident found on arrival at dispatch address 7 6 15
631 Authorized controlled burning 1 1 2
650 Steam, other gas mistaken for smoke, other 0 0 1
651 Smoke scare, odor of smoke 1 0 2
652 Steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke 1 0 0
671 HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat 1 1  
700 False alram or false call, other 0 7 0
711 Municiple alarm system, malicious false alarm 0 5 0
713 Telephone, malicious false alarm 1 1 0
714 Central station, malicious false alarm 0 3 0
715 Local alarm system, malicious false alarm 0 3 0
730 System malfunction, other 0 3 2
731 Sprinkler activation due to malfunction 0 2 0
732 Extinguishing system activated due to malfunction 1 1 2
733 Smoke detector activation due to malfunction 2 1 1
735 Alarm system sounded due to malfunction 0 13 3
736 CO detector activation due to malfunction 2 0 0
740 Unitentional transmission of alarm, other 2 5 0
741 Sprinkler activation, no fire - unintentional 0 2 0
742 Extinguishing system activation 0 0 0
743 Amoke detector activation, no fire - unintentional 2 4 0
744 Detector activation, no fire - unintentional 1 2 2
745 Alarm system sounded, no fire - unintentional 29 8 19
800 Severe Weather or Natural Disaster Other 0 0 0
813 Wind storm, tornado/hurricane assessment 0 0 0
814 Lightning strike (no fire) 0 0 3
815 Severe Weather or Natural Disaster Standby 0 5 0
Total Number of Incidents 440 454 466
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