County Fire Department Releases Yearly Report on Incident Responses

January 7, 2009

The DeKalb County Fire Department has compiled its 2008 Incident Response Summary.

County Fire Chief Donny Green says overall, 2008 fire incident responses in the county were up by 20 calls from 2007. In 2007, the department responded to a total of 390 fire incidents. The department responded to 410 fire incident responses in 2008. This count does not include the 371 rural medical first responder calls to which county fire department personnel also responded.

Green says with the rural population growing at rates higher than the cities' population growth in DeKalb County, the department continues to experience annual increases in the its rural call volume. Even though 2008 was an extremely dry year, the department responded to 47 fewer wildland and grass fires than in 2007.

The following is a breakdown of each type of fire incident response that the department responded to in 2008:

Incident Type:
Structure- 69 (Year 2007), 76 (Year 2008)

Wildland/Grass/Debris-100 (Year 2007),73 (Year 2008)

Auto Wrecks-129 (Year 2007),126 (Year 2008)

Auto Fires-23 (Year 2007), 25 (Year 2008)

Landing Zones-11 (Year 2007), 18 (Year 2008)

Extrication/Entrapment-19 (Year 2007), 31 (Year 2008)

Hazmat-None for both years.

Alarms- 33 (Year 2007), 54 (Year 2008)

Miscellaneous- 6 (Year 2007), 7 (Year 2008)

TOTAL-390 (Year 2007), 410 (Year 2008)

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