Fact Sheet

Land area covered: Approximately 153 square miles

Population: Approximately 94,000

Chief Officers: 4   

Battalion Chiefs: 5     

Administrative Support Staff: 10

Public Educator: 1

Chaplains: 5

Total Number of Career Officers and Firefighters: 118
     Career Firefighter-Paramedics: 42
     Career Firefighter-EMTs: 66

Total Number of Volunteers: 21

Number of Staffed Fire Stations: 6

Number of Volunteer Fire Stations: 3                     

Boathouse for the Marine Unit: 1

Logistics Warehouse: 1

Statistics for 2017

Emergency Responses: 11,039

Percent Increase since 2016: 7.6%

Percent of All Responses That Were Medical in Nature: 75%

Patients Transported to Area Hospitals: 5,753

Calls by Type

  • Emergency Medical Calls:  8,231
  • Good Intent:  953
  • Service Calls:  808
  • False Alarms:  509
  • Hazardous Conditions 191
  • Brush Fires 106
  • Other Fires 112
  • Structure Fires 65
  • Vehicle Fires 46
  • Severe Weather 10
  • Other 8


Prevention

  • Fire Investigations: 41
  • Plan Reviews for Bonney Lake: 153
  • Inspections for Bonney Lake: 403
  • Residential Fire Sprinkler Reviews for Bonney Lake: 44
  • Plan Reviews for Sumner: 234
  • Inspections for Sumner: 455
  • Plan Reviews for Edgewood: 62
  • Inspections for Edgewood: 132
  • Plan Reviews for Milton: 15
  • Inspections for Milton: 10
  • Plan Reviews for South Prairie: 0
  • Inspections for South Prairie: 0
  • Inspections for Unincorporated Pierce County: 5

Public Education

  • Citizens Receiving CPR/First Aid Training: 518
  • Middle and High School Students Receiving CPR Training: 472      
  • Teens Graduating the SafeSitter Program: 50
  • Citizens Trained in Fire Extinguisher Use: 162
  • Bike Helmets Sold: 225
  • Multi-Sport Helemts Sold: 99
  • Life Jackets Sold: 197
  • Car Seat Inspections: 38

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