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2021 Keene Fire Department Incident Response Data

Press Release

2021 Keene Fire Department Incident Response Data

January 7, 2022                                                                      

For further information contact:

Mark Howard- Fire Chief
mhoward@keenenh.gov

The Keene Fire Department is a full service (multi-discipline) department that operates out of two stations with 2- Engines, 1- Tanker/Engine, 1- 107’ Quint, 1- 100’ Tower Ladder, 1- Heavy Rescue, 2- Brush Units, 3 Ambulances, Utility Unit, 5- staff/support vehicles, 1- boat and 3-trailers. Our personnel include a career fulltime staff of 46 personnel, 10 part-time (call company) firefighters and 1 department administrator.

The incident data released is for calendar year 2021. All descriptions and coding is based on the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). The information provided is for incidents responses and does not include public education, permitting or inspection data.

We would like to take this time to thank our community for you continued support as we work daily to keep our community safe by responding to Fire, EMS, Rescue, and Hazardous Materials Incidents along with providing public education, permitting and life safety inspection services.

2021 NFIRS Data:

Total incidents- 5,005 and increase of 347 incidents from 2020.

  1. Fire-143 Fires of various classifications
  2. Overpressure, Rupture, Explosion, overheat- 11
  3. Rescue and Emergency Medical- 3,632
  4. Hazardous Condition- No Fire- 135
  5. Service Calls- 364
  6. Good Intent Calls- 239
  7. False Alarm/False Calls- 469
  8. Severe Weather- 11
  9. Special Incident Type- 1

Estimated Doller Loss to Fire- $698,129 an increase of $135,372.00 from 2020

First Fire/EMS Unit arrival on scene in 4 minutes or less (Keene Incidents Only)

72% of the time for EMS Calls (2,611 of 3,608 incidents)

84% of the time for Fires (95 out of 112 incidents)

Overlapping Incidents- 1,590 incidents (increase of 237 from 2020)

Type of Alarm Breakdown:

  • Not classified- 116
  • Still Alarm- 4,784
  • First Alarm- 36
  • Second Alarm- 2
  • Third Alarm- 2
  • Special Call- 1
  • Mutual Aid Provided- 64
  • Mutual Aid Received- 97

Unit Responses: Total Unit Responses 8,202. Increase of 326 unit responses from 2020.

  • Ambulance 3- 2,671 (Central Station)
  • Ambulance 2- 322 (Central Station)
  • Engine 1- 1,676 (Central Station)
  • Engine 2- 129 (Central Station)
  • Tower Ladder 1- 105 (Central Station)
  • Tanker 1- 46 (Central Station)
  • Rescue 1- 55 (Central Station)
  • Brush 1- 9 (Central Station)
  • Utility 1- 100 (Central Station)
  • Car 4 (Shift Commander) - 1,043 (Central Station)
  • Car 1- 123 (C1-Central Station)
  • Car 2- 93 (C2- Central Station)
  • Car 3- 59 (C3- Central Station)
  • Utility 3- 23 (Fire Prevention Unit- Central Station)
  • Ladder 2- 547 (Station 2)
  • Brush 2- 25 (Station 2)
  • Ambulance 1- 1,186 (Station 2)

Busiest Day of Week - Tuesdays 745 incidents

Slowest Day of Week- Sundays 694 incidents

Busiest Hour- 12 Noon- 304 incidents

Slowest Hour- 4 am – 88 incidents

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