LAFD Fire Station 9 Named Busiest Station In The Country

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES - We are extremely proud of the members assigned to Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Station 9 (FS9) as it was just announced that FS9 is the busiest station in the country (according to Firehouse Magazine’s 2017 National Run Survey).

The Department is making a concerted effort to support the members of FS9 by adding additional resources: E209, Fast Response Vehicle (FRV), Sober Unit 4 (SR4) assigned to skid row area to assist with serial inebriates, and the Advanced Provider Response Unit (APRU4) which treats and releases low-acuity patients in and around the California Hospital area as well as with many other innovative ideas under consideration.

For the 37th year, the career Fire service takes to the pages of Firehouse Magazine to share and compare statistics about company and department levels, funding, staffing and pay.  A total of 258 fire departments took part in this year’s survey, representing 48 states, the District of Columbia and 2 Canadian provinces.  

Below are the eight categories used to compare the LAFD against other agencies.

Busiest Station - Fire Station 9 ranked #1 for the busiest station in the country with 33,380 total calls in 2017 (22% increase from 2015).

Engine 57 - is the 7th busiest engine in the country with 6,830 total runs.

Truck 64 - is the 21st busiest Ladder truck in the country with 3,296 runs in 2017.

Rescue Ambulance 809 - ran 5,981 calls in 2017 for 15th place on the list.

Battalion 11 - ranked 41st with 1,443 total calls.

Squad 21 - ranked 7th with 912 runs.

Heavy Rescue 3 - came in 96th with 420 runs (45% increase from 2015).

Total Calls - LAFD ranked 3rd in total calls with 492,717.

"We continually strive to be the best Fire Department in the world.  These statistics indicate that our call volume requires us to constantly strive for innovation so that we are best able to protect life and property for the people of Los Angeles." - LAFD Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas.

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