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Fire Department

We Don't Just Respond to Fires Anymore!

Performance Counts!

Department Resources

How Much Does It Cost?


We Don't Just Respond to Fires Anymore!

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
# of Fires 873 985 1,095 1,281 1,245
Structure Fires 182 209 215 233 215
Medical Aid 13,180 14,656 15,045 15,685 14,340
Haz-Mat 335 367 408 393 467
Other Responses 5,588 6,579 6,131 7,196 5,438
Total Responses 20,077 22,587 22,687 23,274 21,490

Performance Counts!

Goal 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
Customer Service >B+ A A A A A
Average Fire Loss <$36,716 $28,785 $58,927 $40,838 $46,318 $26,569
Response Time
< 6 minutes
>90% 95% 93.5% 95.4% 92.9% 96.7%
Per Capita Expenditures / Year<$147 $114.48 $119.39 $126.97 $120.06 $109.42

Department Resources

  • 11 Fire Stations
  • 10 Engines
  • 2 Trucks
  • 144 Authorized Staff Members
  • 133 are Sworn Members
  • 37 people on duty 24 hours a day, every day

How Much Does It Cost?

Proposed Budget by Organization 2010-11
Administration $ 141,751
Finance & Logistics $ 1,340,393
Planning $ 355,409
Emergency Vehicle Program $ 686,737
Fire Prevention Program $ 613,144
Investigations Program $ 742,948
Emergency Operations $ 19,969,722
Training $ 394,776
Total $24,614,274

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