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2018: A Record Year For The SVFD
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By SVFD Webteam
January 1, 2019

Now that 2019 is upon us we would like to take a few minutes to reflect on 2018. The year 2018 was our busiest on record with a total of 2,766 calls for service, this is an increase of 431 calls over 2017. The SVFD responds to both fire and EMS incidents in the Town of Somers. The Town of Somers has approximately 20,000 residents and covers 33 square miles. Members of the SVFD spend thousands of hours responding to emergencies, not including training, drills, community events, and the other day to day activities of the SVFD. The breakdown of the notable call types is as follows:

EMS- 1,997
Fire- 899


Automatic Alarm (Commercial)- 170
Automatic Alarm (Residential)- 160
Motor Vehicle Accidents- 130 (Note: Both Somers Fire and EMS respond to MVA's but only one incident number is generated)
Medical Alerts- 137
Reported Structure Fires- 60
Brush Fires- 14
Haz-Mat Incidents- 11
Vehicle Fires- 3

Mutual Aid Given (Fire)- 21
Mutual Aid Given (EMS)- 133


Notable Working Fires- Of the 60 reported structure fires in 2018 there was one 3rd alarm fire in October and multiple 10-75's throughout the year.

The SVFD is one of the busiest departments in Westchester County. According to the 2017 final numbers the SVFD was the 8th busiest department in the county with 2,335 calls.


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2019 Incidents
Month Fire EMS
Jan 47 172
Feb 48 150
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total 95 322

2018 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 58 152
Feb 47 153
Mar 177 178
Apr 38 143
May 71 174
Jun 59 172
Jul 62 159
Aug 68 177
Sep 39 178
Oct 52 160
Nov 46 172
Dec 49 169
Total 766 1987

2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 44 152
Feb 40 140
Mar 39 138
Apr 50 151
May 49 144
Jun 53 119
Jul 62 131
Aug 50 129
Sep 49 158
Oct 57 137
Nov 58 159
Dec 47 178
Total 598 1736

2016 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 53 118
Feb 64 126
Mar 30 146
Apr 45 120
May 50 112
Jun 54 142
Jul 49 132
Aug 60 137
Sep 37 160
Oct 55 161
Nov 47 131
Dec 38 154
Total 582 1639

2015 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 39 136
Feb 52 149
Mar 50 160
Apr 40 100
May 59 145
Jun 45 116
Jul 57 166
Aug 39 140
Sep 34 151
Oct 44 140
Nov 30 125
Dec 53 160
Total 542 1688

2014 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 40 124
Feb 32 121
Mar 40 110
Apr 39 118
May 46 155
Jun 28 147
Jul 54 146
Aug 44 136
Sep 47 139
Oct 48 135
Nov 56 108
Dec 45 143
Total 519 1582

Older Incidents
Fire EMS
2013 472 1588
2012 628 1613
2011 708 1654
2010 525 1562
2009 468 1474
2008 493 1385
2007 519 1339
2006 478 1195
2005 569 1160
2004 533 979
2003 730 706
2002 959 397
Total 7082 15052
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