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Posted on January 22, 2014 at 12:21 PM by Suzanne Iarla
The information provided in this overview is intended to give the reader an understanding of the Fire Department’s Request for Services over the past five years. The El Cerrito Fire Department responds to a wide variety of calls for service. Calls for service are classified as follows:
The Fire Department responds to approximately 3,000 calls for service a year; the following is a list of total responses for the past five years:
Year Number of Responses
As you can see, the Department’s responses remain fairly consistent, with a five year average of 2,858 responses annually.
The following lists the fire loss for the City of El Cerrito from 2009 thru 2013:
Year Dollar Loss
Fire loss over this five year period averages $474,530 per year, down from the spike we experienced two years ago. Fire loss averages remain low compared to cities with similar demographics. In closing, we suspect that requests for service will remain flat over the next calendar year.
Tag(s): Fire Department, fire, calls for service