Fire Chief Tom Hubbard of the Aberdeen Fire Department’s recently released the 2014 Annual Report. This report provides an overview of department operations and delivery of service.
The City of Aberdeen provides fire protection within the city boundaries servicing 16,890 residents over 10.5 square miles. In addition, we provide fire and/or EMS protection to Fire Districts 10 and 15, Cosmopolis, Bigelow Drive, and Stafford Creek Corrections. Fire and EMS are provided through two fire stations staffed 24/7 at each facility.
In 2014 the Aberdeen Fire Department responded to a total of 5028 calls for service. Structure fire losses for the year totaled $678,330 vs. $2,633,878 in property saved. There were ten fire incidents during the year that required a second alarm or greater in which resources beyond the daily staffing were needed to manage the incident. Total call volume for fire and EMS is shown below:
- 435 Fire Responses
- 4593 Emergency Medical Responses
The department’s average response time from dispatch to arrival on scene for structure fires within the city limits was 5 minutes 32 seconds. This includes an average two minutes of “turnout time” or the time it takes from initial dispatch to the first unit responding. This falls within the National Fire Protection Agency’s goal for a fire department to arrive within six minutes to an incident 90% of the time….View full report