Fact Sheet

Land area covered: Approximately 153 square miles

Population: Approximately 90,000

Chief Officers: 4   

Battalion Chiefs: 5     

Administrative Support Staff: 10

Public Educator: 1

Chaplains: 5

Total Number of Career Officers and Firefighters: 100
     Career Firefighter-Paramedics: 42
     Career Firefighter-EMTs: 58

Total Number of Volunteers: 19

Number of Staffed Fire Stations: 6

Number of Volunteer Fire Stations: 3                     

Boathouse for the Marine Unit: 1

Logistics Warehouse: 1

Statistics for 2016

Emergency Responses: 10,259

Percent Increase since 2015: 4.2%

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

Patients Transported to Area Hospitals: 5,134

Calls by Type

  • Emergency Medical Calls:  7702
  • Good Intent:  928
  • Service Calls:  750
  • False Alarms:  472
  • Hazardous Conditions 130
  • Brush Fires 65
  • Other Fires 83
  • Structure Fires 78
  • Vehicle Fires 42
  • Severe Weather 2
  • CO Alarm
  • Other 7


Prevention

  • Fire Investigations: 40
  • Plan Reviews for Bonney Lake: 170
  • Inspections for Bonney Lake: 393
  • Residential Fire Sprinkler Reviews for Bonney Lake: 97
  • Plan Reviews for Sumner: 287
  • Inspections for Sumner: 593
  • Plan Reviews for Edgewood: 50
  • Inspections for Edgewood: 251
  • Plan Reviews for Milton: 32
  • Inspections for Milton: 34
  • Plan Reviews for South Prairie: 0
  • Inspections for South Prairie: 7
  • Inspections for Unincorporated Pierce County: 1

Public Education

  • Citizens Receiving CPR/First Aid Training: 778
  • Middle and High School Students Receiving CPR Training: 881     
  • Teens Graduating the SafeSitter Program: 51
  • Citizens Trained in Fire Extinguisher Use: 137
  • Bike Helmets Sold: 390
  • Multi-Sport Helemts Sold: 31
  • Life Jackets Sold: 267
  • Car Seat Inspections: 38

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