2011 National Run Survey

2011 National Run Survey

Article Dec 05, 2012

For the 31st year, the career fire service took to the pages of Firehouse® Magazine to share statistics about company and department activity levels, funding, staffing and pay. A total of 219 fire departments took part in this year’s survey, representing 41 states, the District of Columbia and four Canadian provinces. The departments represented in this latest survey protect 77,295,385 people and have budgets totaling more than $12 billion (budgets are listed in millions of dollars). They provide this service with 3,569 engine companies, 1,275 ladder companies, 1,404 ambulances and numerous specialized units. They responded to 1,170,559 fire calls, 7,392,941 EMS calls and 8,929,738 total calls last year. EMS-related statistics are featured here courtesy of Firehouse® Magazine.Click here to access the survey. For more information, visit Firehouse.com.

A Pafford EMS medical helicopter crashed on Sunday night, killing all three crew members on board.
Effingham County Dive Rescue Team consists of difficult but rewarding work, like rescue missions and solving crimes with police.
The 6,700-square foot center features a dispatch center, a large main room for disaster response meetings, and a media room for relaying information during emergencies.
Owensboro Fire Department employees who recently received ALS training from Air Evac Lifeteam have had 83% resuscitation success rates in comparison to the national average of 11%.
While provider safety remains a high priority in EMS education, the topic of patient safety has fallen to the wayside.
Dispatch operators in Flagler, Florida often quit within their first twelve months of work due to the high stress of the job and average starting salary of $22,000.
Government representatives are considering new legislation and higher taxes to help support agencies that are losing volunteers.
Several cities and counties are planning to sue for the excessive costs of handling the opioid epidemic, especially for medical services, fire departments, and law enforcement.
Mothers can anonymously drop off their infants in the baby box at fire departments, which sets off a silent alarm alerting EMS personnel that it's in use.
Acushnet ambulances will be using Tylenol, Toradol, and ibuprofen as safer alternatives to fentanyl as the opioid epidemic continues to worsen.
Medline is one of the first to achieve a fentanyl-resistant product in response to the growing opioid epidemic.
A portion of ticket sales will help fund the monument in Keansburg, which will feature a piece of a steel beam from the World Trade Center.
The AAA honored SCCAD's efforts in combating the opioid epidemic with a 2017 AMBY Award in the category of Community Impact Program.
The funds will benefit organizations along the Hudson River such as Rockland Paramedic Services, Nyack Hospital, and Maternal Infant Services Network.
As one of the top ten most active emergency departments in the nation, Reading Hospital staff felt it was time to prepare for an active shooter event.