How many calls for emergency service do you get each year?

In 2019, we responded to 2,757 active calls. That’s an 8% increase from 2018.

Note that the Harrisburg Fire Department operations consist of fire suppression, motor vehicle accidents, first responder medicals, technical rescue including water rescue, and hazmat. in 2019, 57% of calls were medical calls, 14% active alarms, 9% service calls, 7% motor vehicle accidents, 7% other and 6% active fire calls.

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1. How big is your service area and population?
2. How many calls for emergency service do you get each year?
3. What is your average response time to emergencies?
4. Why does a fire engine respond to medical emergencies?
5. How many stations does your Department have?
6. How many firefighters are on shift?
7. How do I schedule a Fire Prevention Activity?
8. What do I do when I see an emergency vehicle approaching when I am driving?
9. Why do I see fire trucks around town?
10. Why do the fire trucks turn on their lights to back into the station bays?
11. What do I do if a fire truck is on the side of the road at an emergency scene?
12. Will the fire department call me and ask for a donation?
13. Why does the fire department have so many trucks?
14. How can I request a smoke detector installation?
15. Who do I call for fire insurance related questions?
16. How can I help?