Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

June 07 NFD Activities and Statistics Report

A new monthly feature

We thought our readers, like us, would like to know more about the Norwood Fire Department’s many activities and how they are tracked. We are all fortunate, indeed, to live in a community in which an ambulance or fire truck can be summoned and arrive in 3 minutes on average. This monthly NFD report is brief enough that we can publish it in its entirety, though we are formatting it just a little differently from the original:

A. Total of emergency responses for the month of June = 376

Medic Runs = 273

Fire Runs = 103 w/breakdown by incident type
Average Response Time on Runs = 3 minutes, 02 seconds (city-wide)

Number of incidents by type:
Fire Runs – 19 - (Building, Vehicle, Brush, etc.)
Overpressure, Explosion - 0
Rescue & Medic Unit Assists – 33 - (lock-in, extrications, traffic accidents, etc.)
Hazardous Conditions (no fire) - 9 - (power lines down, arcing, spills, etc.)
Service Call – 6 - (smoke removal)
Good Intent – 4 - (odor of smoke, controlled burning)
False Alarms – 28 - (false alarms, system malfunctions, smoke detector activated, etc.)
Special Incident - 4

B. Total Bureau of Fire Safety Inspections/Activities w/Breakdown = 648

1.) Bureau of Fire Safety Activities and Number of Activities:
Total Inspections – 107 (residential, schools, churches, businesses)
Total Violations – issued 286
Total Violations – corrected 143
Total Block Inspections 13 (Unit #1, Unit #2, Unit #3 – Rental & multi-family)

2.) Breakdown of Fire Division Events:
Fire Drill & Evacuation @ Cornerstone
Continuing Education
Safety Meetings
Hamilton County Fire Chief’s Meetings
Eastern Fire Chief’s Meeting
May Day Class at Reading
CPR Classes