Wakefield Fire Department - 2012 Statistical Report


Run Totals
Box Alarms 433
Still Alarms2658
Total Runs3091
Alarm types and number
Medical emergency / motor vehicle accident responses2011
Alarm malfunctions / accidental alarm investigations445
Public assistance / public service responses128
Investigations of hazards, gas and smoke odors97
Mutual aid responses to other communities46
Water hazard emergency responses43
Appliance fires / emergencies / food on stove17
Heating system emergency responses11
Electrical fires / emergency responses41
Hazardous materials incident responses18
Carbon Monoxide detector investigations106
Structure / Building fires16
Brush and grass fires70
Motor vehicle fires6
Rubbish and dumpster fires8
Malicious false alarms15
Rescue responses (water rescue, elevator rescue)13
Incidences of mutual aid assistance received43

Multiple Alarm Fires in 2012

Equipment Used

1½" Hose1300 feet
1¾" Hose3250 feet
2½" Hose650 feet
4" Hose1275 feet
Ladders1268 feet
Air Masks Used66 times
Salvage Covers Used3 times
Smoke Ejectors Used36 times
Fire Extinguishers Used22 times


Engine 1 - 2006 Seagrave Pumper40214401842
Engine 2 - 2000 Seagrave Pumper384596980
Engine 4 - 1996 Seagrave Pumper (reserve)29188217
Ladder 1 - 1995 Seagrave 100' Aerial387478865
Car 6 - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Utility Truck47206253

Additional Apparatus

Fire Prevention Report

Permits / Inspections 
Smoke Detector Certificates issued322
Oil Burner Permits issued98
Oil Storage Permitted (gallons)26,621
Propane Gas Storage Permits issued22
Flammable Liquid Storage Permits issued12
Sprinkler System Inspection/Test/Service Permits issued123
Fire Alarm System Inspection/Test/Service Permits issued238
Blasting / Fireworks Permits issued6
Underground Fuel Tank Removal Permits issued54
In-service Fire Prevention Inspections conducted225
New Fire Protection System Installation Permits issued94
Open Air Burning Permits issued (Jan. - May)158
Final Fire Alarm Acceptance Tests90
Tank Truck Inspections25
Fire Prevention Inspections Related to State/Local Licensing52
Miscellaneous Permits issued2
Quarterly Inspections conducted59
(schools, hotels/lodging houses, nursing homes)
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