Different types of incidents will determine the number of personnel and apparatus required at a scene in order to safely bring the incident to a conclusion. In some cases a single piece of apparatus may be dispatched while other incidents may require multiple apparatus to respond.
Story behind the numbers
The Hamilton Fire Department responded to 31,615 incidents in 2017. Many incidents involve apparatus responding from more than one station. This is reflected in the total number of incidents responded to by all stations. In 2017, the total number of apparatus responses attended to by all stations was 39,758.
These numbers are generated by calls for assistance. Continued fire prevention activities and public education can contribute to a reduction in some types of responses.
Number of apparatus responses annually
Year to date (reported quarterly) and previous 4 years
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DATA NOTE: The Citizen Dashboard is in the process of being converted into an Open Data format, linking the Citizen Dashboard with Open Hamilton. During this conversion, the data on the Citizen Dashboard will not be updated quarterly, resulting in some data being out of date. The conversion is underway and is expected to be fully completed by June 2019.
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