Wakefield Fire Department - 2018 Statistical Report


Run Totals
Box Alarms 424
Still Alarms3341
Total Runs3765
Alarm types and number
Medical emergency / motor vehicle accident responses2664
Alarm malfunctions / accidental alarm investigations487
Public assistance / public service responses117
Investigations of hazards, gas and smoke odors128
Mutual aid responses to other communities47
Water hazard emergency responses49
Appliance fires / emergencies / food on stove24
Heating system emergency responses14
Electrical fires / emergency responses53
Hazardous materials incident responses30
Carbon Monoxide detector investigations89
Structure / Building fires13
Brush and grass fires27
Motor vehicle fires5
Rubbish and dumpster fires2
Rescue responses (water rescue, elevator rescue)11
Mutual aid assistance received by Wakefield79

Multiple Alarm Fires in 2018

Equipment Used

1½" Hose850 feet
1¾" Hose4250 feet
2½" Hose1200 feet
3" Hose800 feet
4" Hose10,825 feet
Ladders1595 feet
Air Masks Used117 times
Salvage Covers Used1 time
Smoke Ejectors Used65 times
Fire Extinguishers Used15 times
Thermal Cameras Used109 times
Multi-gas Detectors Used222 times

Apparatus Responses

Engine 1 - 2017 1250 GPM Seagrave Pumper40320072410
Engine 2 - 2000 1250 GPM Seagrave Pumper280555835
Engine 4 - 1996 1250 GPM Seagrave Pumper (reserve)99149248
Engine 5 - 2006 1250 GPM Seagrave Pumper (reserve)84145229
Ladder 1 - 2013 Seagrave 100' Aerial352540892
Car 6 - 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Utility Truck262955
Car 2 - 2014 Ford Explorer 4WD Utility Vehicle403242645

Additional Apparatus

Fire Prevention Report

Permits / Inspections 
Smoke Detector Certificates issued495
Oil Burner Permits issued100
Oil Storage Permitted (gallons)27,590
Propane Gas Storage Permits issued20
Flammable Liquid Storage Permits issued12
Sprinkler System Inspection/Test/Service Permits issued111
Fire Alarm System Inspection/Test/Service Permits issued363
Blasting / Fireworks Permits issued3
Fuel Tank Removal Permits issued72
In-service Fire Prevention Inspections conducted535
New Fire Protection System Installation Permits issued112
Open Air Burning Permits issued (Jan. - May)105
Final Fire Alarm Acceptance Tests89
Tank Truck Inspections35
Fire Prevention Inspections Related to State/Local Licensing67
Compliance Inspections conducted by Fire Prevention Officer660
Miscellaneous Permits issued0
Quarterly Inspections conducted84
(schools, hotels/lodging houses, nursing homes)
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