City review: Fire

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Editor’s note: The City of Noblesville recently released its annual comprehensive report for 2017. Each week, Current in Noblesville will break down each section of the report. To see past weeks’ topics, visit youarecurrent.com.

In 2017, the Noblesville Fire Dept. responded to 5,741 calls for assistance, a 2.8 percent increase over 2016. EMS calls made up the majority of the runs. EMS responses were 69.2 percent of NFD’s calls. July was the busiest month, with 534 EMS calls, while June was the busiest month for fire calls with 134.

The department also received the American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline award in 2017, completed 1,076 building inspections, assisted 108 families in its annual food and toy drive, and received new equipment – a ladder truck, an engine and an ambulance.

BY THE NUMBERS

Fires and other incidents

  • 479 false alarms
  • 276 mutual aid/HazMat
  • 139 assists to public
  • 106 investigations
  • 96 outside fires
  • 76 structure fires
  • 72 electrical investigations
  • 32 vehicle fires
  • 24 rescues
  • 7 animal rescues
  • 1 aircraft emergency

EMS incidents

  • 727 sick person
  • 596 falls
  • 319 unconscious/fainting
  • 315 breathing problems
  • 250 convulsion/seizure
  • 238 chest pain
  • 181 mutual aid
  • 148 traumatic injury
  • 141 hemorrhage/laceration
  • 139 overdose/poisoning
  • 42 patient assist

Staffing, equipment, events and inspections

  • 1,785 combined years of service
  • 132 sworn firefighters
  • 7 fire stations
  • 7 engines
  • 5 ambulances
  • 3 aerial trucks
  • 24,615 hours of training
  • 145 public education events
  • 20 smoke detector installations
  • 14 parades
  • 7 pyrotechnic inspections
  • 1,785 combined years of service

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