Identifies the varied types and number of responses Hamilton fire fighters respond to annually.
Story behind the numbers
The Hamilton Fire Department responds to incidents across the City from 26 fire stations strategically located throughout the municipality. At each incident, Hamilton fire fighters work to help protect lives, property and the environment.
These numbers are generated by calls for assistance and continued fire prevention activities and public education can contribute to a reduction in some types of responses.
Number of incidents
|Response Type||2016 Total Incidents (Year)||2017 Total Incidents (Year)||2018 Total Incidents (Q3)|
|Life Threatening Medical||19643||20744||16013|
|Alarm Investigation - Nothing Found||3857||4309||3421|
|Property Fires/ Explosion||986||793||688|
|Pre Fire Conditions - Smoke, No Fire||671||671||572|
|Open Air Burning||670||567||455|
|Gas Leak, CO, Hydro||606||623||536|
|Reports Pending Classification||12||30||8|
|Ruptures/Explosions - No Fire||10||6||6|
Percentage of incidents
Percentage of overall total number
|Response Type||% of 2016 Total Incidents (Year)||% of 2017 Total Incidents (Year)||% of 2018 Total Incidents (Q3)|
|Life Threatening Medical||65.14||65.61||65.19|
|Alarm Investigation - Nothing Found||12.79||13.63||13.93|
|Property Fires/ Explosion||3.27||2.51||2.80|
|Pre Fire Conditions - Smoke, No Fire||2.23||2.12||2.33|
|Open Air Burning||2.22||1.79||1.85|
|Gas Leak, CO, Hydro||2.01||1.97||2.18|
|Reports Pending Classification||0.04||0.09||0.03|
|Ruptures/Explosions - No Fire||0.03||0.02||0.02|
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 During this conversion, the data on the Citizen Dashboard will not be updated quarterly, resulting in some data being out of date.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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