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Multiple alarm fires down
Although the Boston Fire Department responded to an increased number of incidents, including building fires and medical incidents in the third quarter of FY12 compared to the second quarter of FY11 the number of multiple alarms dropped significantly from 43 to 33 or a 23% reduction. The total number of incidents increased 1.5% in the third quarter of FY12 over FY11.
Fewer firefighters per tour on injured leave
In the third quarter of FY12 the number of firefighters per tour on injured leave totaled 25. This compares favorably to an average of 26 in the second quarter of FY11.
Decrease in average age of frontline apparatus
While the average age of front line apparatus has hovered around 8 years for the past twelve months, the department plans to take delivery of 3 new ladder trucks and 3 new engines in the current calendar year which should reduce our average age and contribute to our goal of remaining under the 8 year average.
Fire Department aims to reduce response time
In the third quarter of FY12, the Boston Fire Department responded to 67% of all calls in four minutes or less. This response time which is lower than the longstanding target of 70% is attributed in part to the impact of winter weather in the months of January and February, totaling 8 inches of snow.
Performance Exceeds Target
Performance Near Target
Non Scored - Context Measure