Wakefield Fire Department - 2008 Statistical Report


Run Totals
Box Alarms 499
Still Alarms2319
Total Runs2818
Alarm types and number
Medical emergency / motor vehicle accident responses1645
Alarm malfunctions / accidental alarm investigations406
Public assistance / public service responses142
Investigations of hazards, gas and smoke odors125
Mutual aid responses to other communities60
Water hazard emergency responses39
Appliance fires / emergencies / food on stove41
Heating system emergency responses48
Electrical fires / emergency responses64
Hazardous materials incident responses33
Carbon Monoxide detector investigations116
Structure / Building fires17
Brush and grass fires36
Motor vehicle fires12
Rubbish and dumpster fires16
Malicious false alarms12
Rescue responses (water rescue, elevator rescue)6
Incidences of mutual aid assistance received23

Multiple Alarm Fires

Equipment Used

1½" Hose2450 feet
1¾" Hose5450 feet
2½" Hose600 feet
4" Hose2625 feet
Ladders1010 feet
Air Masks Used75 times
Salvage Covers Used7 times
Smoke Ejectors Used13 times
Fire Extinguishers Used12 times


Engine 1 - 2006 Seagrave Pumper45614021858
Engine 2 - 2000 Seagrave Pumper4705591029
Engine 4 - 1996 Seagrave Pumper (reserve)13619
Ladder 1 - 1995 Seagrave 100' Aerial433398831
Car 6 - 1998 Chevrolet Utility Truck30188218

Additional Apparatus

Fire Prevention Report

Permits / Inspections 
Smoke Detector Certificates issued309
Oil Burner Permits issued139
Oil Storage Permitted (gallons)38,905
Propane Gas Storage Permits issued18
Flammable Liquid Storage Permits issued0
Sprinkler System Inspection/Test/Service Permits issued113
Fire Alarm System Inspection/Test/Service Permits issued237
Blasting / Fireworks Permits issued4
Underground Fuel Tank Removal Permits issued35
Miscellaneous Permits issued40
New Fire Protection System Installation Permits issued85
Open Air Burning Permits issued (Jan. - May)169
In-service Fire Prevention Inspections conducted547
Quarterly Inspections conducted92
(schools, hotels/lodging houses, nursing homes)
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