US BUSIEST FIRE COMPANIES

dan

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So like it or not....FDNY is just like any other FD.....EMS, Smells and Bells and an All Hazards response agency that occasionally goes to fires......Actual structural, non structural and All Hands or greater account for roughly 8-15% of an FDNY units work. The numbers don't lie.......
 

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So like it or not....FDNY is just like any other FD.....EMS, Smells and Bells and an All Hazards response agency that occasionally goes to fires......Actual structural, non structural and All Hands or greater account for roughly 8-15% of an FDNY units work. The numbers don't lie.......
Yes and no... Proportionally most departments respond to many more EMS runs than FDNY suppression. Most departments are sending companies to all EMS runs where they'll initial patient contact, stop the clock and then potentially wait hours for a EMS transport unit to be available. Of course FDNY send companies on the highest priority EMS runs, but with the exception of 10-99s, taking the door or carries they are probably going 10-91 in less than 10 minutes on 90% of runs. (Of course units have to take time to clean equipment, etc.)

Also most other departments are cross staffing the buses and are essentially EMS agencies that sometimes go to fires, while FDNY suppression is a fire department that helps it's EMS component as needed.

8-15% is a much higher than all but a few departments, especially considering that it is an incredibly dense urban setting, those aren't just private dwellings burning. It's not the War Years anymore (unless you're HM*1), but the FDNY is still a structural firefighting department
 

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Yes and no... Proportionally most departments respond to many more EMS runs than FDNY suppression. Most departments are sending companies to all EMS runs where they'll initial patient contact, stop the clock and then potentially wait hours for a EMS transport unit to be available. Of course FDNY send companies on the highest priority EMS runs, but with the exception of 10-99s, taking the door or carries they are probably going 10-91 in less than 10 minutes on 90% of runs. (Of course units have to take time to clean equipment, etc.)

Also most other departments are cross staffing the buses and are essentially EMS agencies that sometimes go to fires, while FDNY suppression is a fire department that helps it's EMS component as needed.

8-15% is a much higher than all but a few departments, especially considering that it is an incredibly dense urban setting, those aren't just private dwellings burning. It's not the War Years anymore (unless you're HM*1), but the FDNY is still a structural firefighting department
Well said
 

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If my math is correct they do 23 runs a day, every day average. And of these top 20 units 9 are in CA. I don't think those are busy fire suppression calls but mainly medical calls. And Chicago would have had 3 companies in that top 20 figure, E-113 and 93.But it seems every year this survey sparks all kinds of discussion.
The survey only lists one company (in each category) per participating agency.
 

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9. MINNEAPOLIS ENGINE 6

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Fire Station Tour​

Captain David Carson takes us inside Minneapolis Fire Station 6. He shows us around and tells us about a day in the life of a firefighter.





Concerns Mount as Minneapolis FD Ranks Diminish​

Sept. 7, 2021
As call volumes and the city's population continue to increase, demands on the Minneapolis Fire Department are being amplified by fewer personnel.

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10. WASHINGTON DC E 10

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Engine House No. 10 (Washington, D.C.)​



Engine House No. 10 is a historic firehouse located at 1341 Maryland Ave., NE., Washington, D.C., in the Stanton Park neighborhood, just north of Capitol Hill.

It was built in 1894–95. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.
The firehouse is one of eight designed by Leon E. Dessez in Washington.[2]
Engine Company 10 was formed on July 2, 1895, at this firehouse and was equipped with an 1884 Clapp & Jones 450 GPM steam fire engine and an 1895 McDermott Bros. hose reel carriage. In 1940 it moved to a firehouse on Florida Avenue.[3
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D.C. Engine 10 Keeps Busy

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Company ranks as top U.S. engine company in Firehouse Magzine's National Run Survey.WAHSINGTON, D.C






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3. Baltimore City Truck 16

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Arthur "Smokestack" Hardy (April 2, 1901 – December 4, 1995) was a volunteer fire fighter, photographer, black fire historian and collector of fire memorabilia (fire buff).[1] He was the first African-American firefighter in Baltimore, Maryland.

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3. Baltimore City Truck 16

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Arthur "Smokestack" Hardy (April 2, 1901 – December 4, 1995) was a volunteer fire fighter, photographer, black fire historian and collector of fire memorabilia (fire buff).[1] He was the first African-American firefighter in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Truck 16 was organized on January 1, 1908. It moved into the above truck house at Calvert and Read Streets on February 2, 1910 in Mid-Town. The two story house was on a 40' X 165' lot. I've always thought this is the best looking firehouse in the country.


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Truck 16 was organized on January 1, 1908. It moved into the above truck house at Calvert and Read Streets on February 2, 1910 in Mid-Town. The two story house was on a 40' X 165' lot. I've always thought this is the best looking firehouse in the country.
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Truck 16 was organized on January 1, 1908. It moved into the above truck house at Calvert and Read Streets on February 2, 1910 in Mid-Town. The two story house was on a 40' X 165' lot. I've always thought this is the best looking firehouse in the country.


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I've always loved their old firehouse under a bridge, which I think is retired now.
 

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I’d imagine 60% of “ san fansicko” runs are for junkies who OD on the street corners. A runs a run, but I take the amount of junkies into account
 

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Truck 26's Seagrave working a West Side 3-11 in the early 80's.
 

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I've always loved their old firehouse under a bridge, which I think is retired now.
You must be thinking of old Truck Co. 11's house...on the southside of North Avenue between the Jones Falls Expressway and Mt. Royal Ave. 11 Truck was formed in 1898 in E-18's house. That house was built about 1920 (North Avenue was the City Line until 1919). High Pressure Service Hose 3 moved in in 1921. A new Engine 1 (formerly the Rescue Company) moved in late 60's-early 70's. I visited that house in 1974. At that time there was a vacant lot on the west side of quarters. Up until Sunday, March 2, 1930 it was a three story auto supply warehouse. Although it was 15 degrees outside, it was noticed that the firehouse was getting warmer. Then someone found the west wall hot to the touch. The Home Box No. 353 went to six alarms, a cupola on the roof fell onto Engine 28's pumper set-up on a nearby hydrant, and bunch of guys got frostbite.

Now it's just another vacant building in a city full of vacant buildings.
 

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You must be thinking of old Truck Co. 11's house...on the southside of North Avenue between the Jones Falls Expressway and Mt. Royal Ave. 11 Truck was formed in 1898 in E-18's house. That house was built about 1920 (North Avenue was the City Line until 1919). High Pressure Service Hose 3 moved in in 1921. A new Engine 1 (formerly the Rescue Company) moved in late 60's-early 70's. I visited that house in 1974. At that time there was a vacant lot on the west side of quarters. Up until Sunday, March 2, 1930 it was a three story auto supply warehouse. Although it was 15 degrees outside, it was noticed that the firehouse was getting warmer. Then someone found the west wall hot to the touch. The Home Box No. 353 went to six alarms, a cupola on the roof fell onto Engine 28's pumper set-up on a nearby hydrant, and bunch of guys got frostbite.

Now it's just another vacant building in a city full of vacant buildings.
Yes, thier referring to Baltimore City as a whole
 
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