Wakefield Fire Department - 2009 Statistical Report


Run Totals
Box Alarms 415
Still Alarms2555
Total Runs2970
Alarm types and number
Medical emergency / motor vehicle accident responses1839
Alarm malfunctions / accidental alarm investigations417
Public assistance / public service responses136
Investigations of hazards, gas and smoke odors100
Mutual aid responses to other communities67
Water hazard emergency responses54
Appliance fires / emergencies / food on stove14
Heating system emergency responses26
Electrical fires / emergency responses60
Hazardous materials incident responses26
Carbon Monoxide detector investigations101
Structure / Building fires10
Brush and grass fires57
Motor vehicle fires23
Rubbish and dumpster fires13
Malicious false alarms3
Rescue responses (water rescue, elevator rescue)24
Incidences of mutual aid assistance received40

Multiple Alarm Fires

Equipment Used

1½" Hose300 feet
1¾" Hose4200 feet
2½" Hose600 feet
4" Hose1875 feet
Ladders536 feet
Air Masks Used89 times
Salvage Covers Used6 times
Smoke Ejectors Used29 times
Fire Extinguishers Used12 times


Engine 1 - 2006 Seagrave Pumper38815171905
Engine 2 - 2000 Seagrave Pumper376591967
Engine 4 - 1996 Seagrave Pumper (reserve)186684
Ladder 1 - 1995 Seagrave 100' Aerial382487869
Car 6 - 1998 Chevrolet Utility Truck26172198

Additional Apparatus

Fire Prevention Report

Permits / Inspections 
Smoke Detector Certificates issued341
Oil Burner Permits issued108
Oil Storage Permitted (gallons)31,362
Propane Gas Storage Permits issued19
Flammable Liquid Storage Permits issued4
Sprinkler System Inspection/Test/Service Permits issued122
Fire Alarm System Inspection/Test/Service Permits issued223
Blasting / Fireworks Permits issued2
Underground Fuel Tank Removal Permits issued25
Miscellaneous Permits issued6
New Fire Protection System Installation Permits issued95
Open Air Burning Permits issued (Jan. - May)169
In-service Fire Prevention Inspections conducted19
Quarterly Inspections conducted88
(schools, hotels/lodging houses, nursing homes)
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