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Fire Department Responses
These entries represent a brief summary of the incidents responded to by the El Cerrito Fire Department and Kensington Fire Protection District.  Call logs are created annually.

Chart of ECFD Responses over time


Overview of Calls for Service 2009-2013 

The El Cerrito Fire Department responds to a wide variety of calls for service including controlling and extinguishing fires, intervention in medical emergencies which threaten life and health, and protection of life, the environment, and property from the effects of storm, flood, earthquake, disaster, hazardous chemical releases and other emergency events.

Calls for service are categorized as follows:
  • Fire - Structure Fires, Vehicle Fires, Wildland Fires, Explosions
  • Medical - Rescues, Vehicle Accidents
  • Hazardous Condition - Spills, Electrical Problems, Toxic Conditions
  • Service Calls - Person in Distress, Water Problems, Severe Weather
  • Good Intent - Cancelled Calls, Wrong Location, No Hazards Found
  • False Calls - False Alarms, System Malfunctions, Malicious False Alarms

The Fire Department responds to approximately 3,000 calls for service a year; Fire loss over the five year period of 2009-2013 averages $474,530 per year. Fire loss averages remains very low compared to cities with similar demographics.

The following is a list of total responses and loss for the past five years:

 Year Responses
Dollar Loss
 2013  2,956  $131,755
 2012  2,973  $428,250
 2011  2,822  $883,950
 2010  2,764  $561,445
 2009  2,823  $367,250
 Average  2,867  $474,530



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