OFD called out over 6600 times in 2012 | News
City of Owensboro Fire Chief Steve Mitchell has released their 2012 statistics, which highlight the work they’ve completed as a fire department over the last year. The Owensboro Fire Department responded to a total of 6,631 emergency service calls. Of those calls, 75.97% were medical/rescue calls. Fire department personnel logged 18,272 staff hours for training, education and professional development, which included 65 different training topic areas. This was an average of 18.5 hours per month per person.
“These statistics give us an idea of where we stand statewide as well as nationally when it comes to response time, nature and volume of calls," Mitchell said in a news release. "Our average response time to calls was 4.23 minutes. This year, we were able to sustain and help save 11 lives due to our EMT training. Our man hour training has also increased from last year. We are a lean, multi-functional department. Owensboro is very fortunate to have this outstandingly high caliber of firefighters and community servants.”
Calls for service by category:
Hazardous Condition 2.97%
Service Calls 1.48%
Good Intent 4.00%
False Alarm or Call 7.31%
All other 00.27%
Owensboro Fire Department was able to respond to 83% of the above calls for service in less than five minutes. Of these service calls, cooking remains the leading cause of fires.