2010 County Fire Incident Responses Down

January 4, 2011
Brad Mullinax

The DeKalb County Fire Department has compiled its 2010 Incident Response Summary.
The best news in this report is that DeKalb County did not record any fire-related deaths in 2010. Overall, 2010 fire incident responses in the county were down by 82 calls from 2009. In 2009, the department responded to a total of 474 fire incidents. The department responded to 392 fire incident responses in 2010. This count does not include the 408 rural medical first responder calls that county fire department personnel responded to.

With DeKalb County's rural population growing at rates higher than the cities' population growth within DeKalb County, the department continues to strive to prevent fires and fire related incidents by using prevention and educational measures. DeKalb County Fire Department's Fire Prevention and Safety Officer, Lt. Brad Mullinax, says that preventing incidents is much more economical than responding to them.

The following is a breakdown of each type of fire incident response that the department responded to in 2010:

Incident Type:
Structure
64 (2009)
60 (2010)

Wildland/Grass/Debris:
73 (2009)
55 (2010)

Auto Wrecks:
151 (2009)
124 (2010)

Vehicle Fires:
36 (2009)
15 (2010)

Landing Zones:
20 (2009)
35 (2010)

Extrication/Entrapment:
25 (2009)
18 (2010)

Alarms:
64 (2009)
59 (2010)

Misc.:
41 (2009)
26 (2010)

TOTAL:
474 (2009)
392 (2010)

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