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FIRE IN NEW JERSEY

2010

Division of Fire Safety


State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

DEDICATION We honor the firefighters who selflessly gave their lives to protect the citizens of their communities.

Frank Abbate Fire Inspector, NJ Division Of Fire Safety K9 Arson Handler & Fire Inspector, City of New Brunswick Edward Eckert Stafford Fire Department Kenneth Adamo Elmwood Park Fire Department

FIRE IN NEW JERSEY

2010
PREPARED BY:

Heather Puskar State Program Manager/Supervisor Fire Incident Reporting Unit

New Jersey Division Of Fire Safety P.O. Box 809 Trenton, New Jersey 08625

CONGRATULATIONS
TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES FOR 100% PARTICIPATION

HUDSON PASSAIC SALEM UNION

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Table of contents
Introduction NFIRS Contact Information Report Contents Fast Stats Fire Clock Firefighter Line-Of-Duty Deaths Firefighter Injuries Cause of Firefighter Injuries Severity of Firefighter Injuries Civilian Fire Fatalities Civilian Fire Fatalities by Property Uses Reported Causes of Civilian Fire Fatalities Civilian Fire Fatalities and Detector Presence Civilian Fire Injuries Fire Department Responses Incident Responses By County Fire Incidents By Month Fire Incidents Structure Fires By Property Use Categories Cause Of Ignition Factors Contributing To Ignition Fire Suppression Factors Equipment Involved in Ignition Heat Sources of Fires Area of Fire Origin Detector Presence & Performance Automatic Extinguishment System Presence & Performance School Fires Nursing Home Fires Restaurant Fires Vehicle Fires Wildland Fires Hazardous Materials Releases Special Studies Incident Type Codes & Descriptions Investigation Unit Statistical Report 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 19 23 24 26 31 33 76 89 91 95 96 98 100 103 106 110 115 120 127 128 129 132 135 138 140 147

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Introduction
FIRE IN NEW JERSEY 2010 is a statistical analysis of fire and emergency incidents in New Jersey. The data collected and used in the formulation of this report comes from the fire departments throughout New Jersey that participate in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). Fire service personnel enter incident data into their fire department computer-based NFIRS database and, on a monthly basis, submit their data to the Division of Fire Safety. The Division receives the fire department data, processes it into the State NFIRS database and forwards the data to the Federal NFIRS database.

NFIRS BACKGROUND
The Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-948) authorized the National Fire Data Center in the United States Fire Administration (USFA) to gather and analyze information on the frequency, causes, spread, and extinguishment of fires; on the number, nature and causes of injuries and deaths resulting from fires and on property loss.

FIRE INCIDENT REPORTING IN NEW JERSEY


The data used in this report were provided by fire departments that participate in the NFIRS. The statutes that created the Division of Fire Safety call for the Division to administer a fire incident reporting system in accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:27D-25d.(d.) To encourage participation, the Division of Fire Safety provides reference materials, incident field notes, and training to fire departments. The incident data that fire departments submit to the Division is forwarded to the National Fire Data Center at the United States Fire Administration. The Division began implementation of NFIRS 5 in 1999 and all of the data used in this report is from NFIRS 5. NFIRS 5 is an all-incident based reporting system which captures the many different types of incidents to which fire departments respond. Please see pages 140 to 146 for a complete list of incident types.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
This report marks ten years since New Jersey implemented NFIRS 5. The Division of Fire Safety would like to give special thanks to past and present staff who made the last seven Fire in New Jersey reports possible.

Front cover pictures courtesy of Paul Allen. Dedication page picture courtesy of John Honer.

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Nfirs contact information


NFIRS staff is available to assist fire departments with NFIRS training and technical support. Please feel free to contact your NFIRS Field Representative.

Heather Puskar, Supervisor/Program Manager (609) 984-3476 hpuskar@dca.state.nj.us

Frederick Connin, Field Representative (609) 462-7162 fconnin@dca.state.nj.us

Steven Hearn, Field Representative (609) 947-7528 shearn@dca.state.nj.us

Sonia Salva, Technical Support Specialist (609) 984-3476 ssalva@dca.state.nj.us

This report would not be possible without the hard work, support and dedication of the NFIRS staff.
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Report contents
The 2010 data presented in the report is representative of the incident data that was submitted to the Division of Fire Safetys NFIRS Unit by April 29, 2011. Data received has been processed into the State and Federal databases. Please refer to the Fire Department Participation Addendum to see if your fire department has contributed to the information in this report. Based upon incidents received, New Jersey fire departments responded 438,475 times to incidents in 2010. Data submission is broken down as follows: Of the 731 fire departments in the state, 688 (94%) submitted data. Note: 33 fire departments submitted less than six months of data. 43 fire departments did not submit any data. The number of fire departments in the state differs from 2009 due to the closing of Victory Gardens Fire Department FDID 14370 in Morris County; the additions of West Windsor Fire & EMS FDID 11045 in Mercer County and Holmdel Fire & Rescue FDID 13182 in Monmouth County (received FDID in 2007 but did not begin reporting until 2010); and the merging of several departments:
Burlington County: Browns Mills Fire Department FDID 03181 Country Lakes Volunteer Fire Company FDID 03183 Presidential Lakes Fire & Rescue FDID 03184 Magnolia Road Fire Company # 2 FDID 03185 Warren County: Franklin Township Fire Company FDID 21051 Asbury Fire Company # 1 FDID 21058 Pemberton Township Fire Department FDID 03180

Franklin Township Fire Department FDID 21050

Please note: Due to a lack of NFIRS data submission to the state, Camden County Division of Fire
FDID 04281 was inadvertently omitted from Fire in New Jersey 2009 and documented as closed.

Picture courtesy of Robert F. NewkirkWildwood, 2010 Blizzard

Data in this report does not include military installation fire department data. Military installation fire departments submit their NFIRS data directly to the Department of Defense.

All of the charts included in this report are based on 2010 totals unless otherwise specified.
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Fast stats for 2010


2 firefighters died in the line of duty. (Pg. 11) 737 firefighters were reported injured. (Pg. 12) 73 civilians lost their lives as a result of fire. (Pg. 17) 79 percent of all civilian fire fatalities occurred in residential properties. (Pg. 19) - 34 (43%) in single family dwellings - 22 (27%) in multifamily dwellings 393 civilians were reported injured as a result of fire. (Pg. 26) 340 civilians were reported revived by fire departments using an automatic external defibrillator. (Pg. 138) 30,841 fires were reported. (Pg. 89) 16,477 structure fires were reported. (Pg. 89) 80 percent of all reported structure fires involved residential properties. (Pg. 91) 59 percent of reported residential fires occurred in 1 or 2 family dwellings. (Pg. 93) 358 fires were reported intentionally set in residential properties. (Pg. 95) 80 percent of all reported vehicle fires involved passenger vehicles. (Pg. 129) 14 civilian fire fatalities occurred in vehicles. (Pg. 19) 78 vehicle fires were reported intentionally set. (Pg. 129) 3,538 acres were reported burned. (Pg. 132) 533 school fires were reported. (Pg. 120) 9 percent of all reported incidents were fire incidents. (Pg. 32)

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2010 fire clock


One fire occurs every 17 minutes One structure fire occurs every 32 minutes

One confined fire occurs every 43 minutes


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Picture courtesy of Brett M. Dzadik

One firefighter injury occurs every 11 hours 52 minutes

One vehicle fire occurs every 2 hours 26 minutes

One fire department response occurs every 1 minute 11 seconds


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Firefighter Line-of-duty deaths


FIREFIGHTER LINE-OF-DUTY DEATHS 2010
Name Edward Eckert Kenneth Adamo Age 71 48 Status Volunteer Volunteer Years Of Service 30+ 28 Fire Department Cause Of Death Incident Type

Stafford Township Smoke Or Brain Hemorrhage Fire Department Odor Removal Elmwood Park Fire Department Heart Attack Emergency Standby

46 firefighters have died in the line of duty since 1998. Of those 46 firefighters, 24 firefighters (52%) have succumbed to heart attacks.
Firefighter Line-Of-Duty-Deaths 1983 to 2010 11
10

12

7
6

6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 5 5 5 5 5

19 99

20 00

19 83

19 84

19 86

19 87

19 91

19 92

19 93

19 94

19 97

19 98

20 02

20 03

20 05

20 06

20 07

20 09

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20 10

20 01

20 08

19 85

19 88

19 89

19 90

19 95

19 96

20 04

Firefighter injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Male 715 97% Female 22 3%
NUMBER OF FIRE FIREFIGHTER YEAR DEPARTMENTS INJURIES REPORTING

Number Of Reported Firefighter Injuries

Number Of Number Of Firefighters Firefighters Injured Injured Three Times In Twice In 2010 2010

737

39

4
(4 Male, 0 Female)

(715 Male, 22 Female) (39 Male, 0 Female)

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

737 717 856 864 920 863 682 712 719 596 333

688 687 691 715 719 675 656 576 594 586 356

Fire Service Injuries


1,000

2000 To 2010
Male

900

886 842 842 835

Female

800

700

706

699

668

697

715

600

586

500

400

300

328

200

100

5 2000

10 2001

13 2002

13 2003

14 2004

21 2005

34 2006

22 2007

21 2008

20 2009

22 2010

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Most Frequent Incident Types When Firefighter Injuries Occurred 416

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52 14
Building Fire Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury

12
Extrication Of Victim(S) From Vehicle

25
Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

21
Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries

12
Passenger Vehicle Fire

15
Special Type Of Incident, Other

Cause Of Firefighter Injuries


Cause Of Injury, Other Contact With Object (Firefighter Moved Into/Onto) Exposure To Hazard Fall Information Not Provided By Fire Department Jump Overexertion/Strain Slip/Trip Struck Or Assaulted By Person/Animal/Object Undetermined

33 97 83 60 160 3 149 62 43 47

Cause Struck Or Contact With Inform ation Not Of Assaulted By Provided By Fire Overexertion/ Slip/ Person/Anim al/ Injury, Object (Firefighter Exposure Departm ent Jum p Undeterm ined Total Strain Trip Other Moved Into/Onto) To Hazard Fall Object Atlantic 2 1 2 3 3 3 1 1 16 Bergen 6 8 9 3 15 5 4 3 53 Burlington 1 5 3 6 3 2 2 1 23 Cam den 2 11 4 5 16 13 3 4 3 61 Cape May 1 1 2 1 2 1 8 Cum berland 5 1 2 1 1 2 12 Essex 14 14 9 25 48 19 6 15 150 Gloucester 1 1 2 Hudson 4 6 13 8 17 1 17 8 7 4 85 Hunterdon 1 2 4 3 1 2 13 Mercer 4 8 4 7 1 6 3 4 3 40 Middlesex 2 11 10 3 7 10 5 6 54 Monm outh 1 6 6 4 14 8 5 6 5 55 Morris 3 2 2 5 12 Ocean 2 4 3 12 3 2 2 28 Passaic 3 5 5 4 15 2 1 1 36 Salem 1 1 2 Som erset 3 2 1 4 3 1 1 15 Sussex 3 2 1 6 Union 3 10 9 5 6 14 6 1 9 63 Warren 1 1 1 3 Total 33 97 83 60 160 3 149 62 43 47 737

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Firefighter injuries
Severity Of Firefighter Injuries
Treated By Physician, Not A Lost-Time Injury 173 23% Severe, Lost-Time Injury 13 2% Report Only, Including Exposure 181 24% Death 2 0% First Aid Only 100 14% Information Not Provided By Fire Department 4 1% Life Threatening, Lost-Time Injury 1 0% Moderate Severity, Lost-Time Injury 265 36%

Severity Of Firefighter Injuries First Aid Only Life Threatening, Lost-Time Injury Moderate Severity, Lost-Time Injury Report Only, Including Exposure Severe, Lost-Time Injury Treated By Physician, Not A Lost-Time Injury Average Age Of All Firefighters Injured

Average Age Of Firefighters Injured 38 58 39 39 45 36 38

First Information Not Life Moderate Report Only, Severe, Treated By Aid Provided By Fire Threatening, Severity, Lost- Including Lost-Time Physician, Not A Death Only Department Lost-Time Injury Time Injury Exposure Injury Lost-Time Injury Total Atlantic 1 1 1 5 4 4 16 Bergen 1 16 13 5 19 54 Burlington 1 8 8 6 23 Camden 2 42 6 1 10 61 Cape May 1 4 2 1 8 Cumberland 2 2 5 1 2 12 Essex 15 64 46 2 23 150 Gloucester 1 1 2 Hudson 4 55 13 3 10 85 Hunterdon 3 1 9 13 Mercer 3 3 10 10 1 13 40 Middlesex 12 9 17 2 14 54 Monmouth 12 7 23 13 55 Morris 1 3 1 1 6 12 Ocean 1 7 6 4 1 10 29 Passaic 3 14 9 10 36 Salem 1 1 2 Somerset 1 9 1 4 15 Sussex 3 1 1 1 6 Union 11 20 16 16 63 Warren 2 1 3 Total 2 100 4 1 265 181 13 173 739

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Most Frequent Activity When Injuries Occurred
Extinguishing Fire/Neutralizing Incident, Other

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97 24 77 152 38 28 23 22

Getting Off Fire Department Vehicle

Handling Charged Hose Lines

Information Not Provided By Fire Department

Overhaul

Suppression Support, Other

Using Hand Tools In Extinguishment Activity

Ventilation With Hand Tools

Most Frequent Primary Apparent Symptoms Of Firefighter Injuries


Burns Only: Thermal

36 40 57 18 42 130 73 26 135 28

Contusion/Bruise: Minor Trauma

Cut Or Laceration

Dizziness/Fainting/Weakness

Exhaustion/Fatigue, Including Heat Exhaustion Information Not Provided By Fire Department

Pain Only

Smoke Inhalation

Strain Or Sprain

Swelling

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Most Frequent Factors Contributing To Firefighter Injuries
Contributing Factor, Other

54

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Falling Objects

17

Fire Development, Other

18

Fire Progress, Including Smoky Conditions

72

Icy Surface

16

Loose Material On Surface

16

Slippery Or Uneven Surfaces, Other

18

Undetermined

90

Uneven Surface, Included Are Holes In The Ground Vehicle Collided With Another Vehicle

28

13

Most Frequent Primary Body Part Injured


Ankle

32 26 85 33 162 48 23 40 54 24 22
Other 11 1% Information Not Provided By Fire Department 179 24%

Eye

Hand And Fingers

Head, Other Information Not Provided By Fire Department Knee

Physical Condition Of Firefighters Just Prior To Injury


Rested 425 58% Undetermined 79 11% Fatigued 41 6%

Neck

Other

Shoulder

Spine

Ill Or Injured 2 0%

Trachea And Lungs

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Civilian fire fatalities


190 180 173 155 142 128 130

120

105 91 83 74 65 63 55 54 96

100 83 79 71

78 73

75

73

1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Year

Civilian Fire Fatalities

Male 48 66%

Female 25 34%
Civilian Fire Fatalities
60 56 50 47 46 40 35 30 25 20 13 10 3 0 12 20 15 31 28 28 25 37 40 38 34 31 40

2001 To 2010
54 49 Male Female Unknown 48

3 0 0

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

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Civilian Fire Fatalities By Time Of Day
Midnight To 6 A.M. 19 26% 6 A.M. To Noon 16 22%

6 P.M. To Midnight 15 21%

Noon To 6 P.M. 23 31%

Civilian Fire Fatalities By County


Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape May Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Mercer Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren

3 4 3 9 1 1 6 2 1 2 13 1 4 7 7 2 3 1 2 1

Civilian Fire Fatalities By County 2005 to 2010


2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Atlantic 3 1 1 4 1 1 Bergen 4 3 8 3 10 16 Burlington 3 7 12 1 4 1 Camden 9 5 5 5 7 9 Cape May 1 2 2 2 2 4 Cumberland 1 1 4 4 5 1 Essex 6 13 11 12 4 15 Gloucester 2 2 4 4 3 1 Hudson 1 2 8 2 6 7 Hunterdon 0 1 0 0 0 0 Mercer 2 2 5 5 2 8 Middlesex 13 5 4 6 6 2 Monmouth 1 6 2 7 4 5 Morris 4 1 3 1 3 4 Ocean 7 7 1 4 3 5 Passaic 7 4 6 5 4 6 Salem 2 1 2 0 2 2 Somerst 3 3 0 4 6 7 Sussex 1 0 1 1 0 1 Union 2 3 4 6 2 5 Warren 1 2 0 3 1 0 State Total 73 71 83 79 75 100
January February March April May June July August September October November December 2 2

Civilian Fire Fatalities By Month


13 14 4 5

9 5 5 7 3

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Civilian Fire Fatalities By Property Use Category
Vehicle 14 19%

Residential 57 79%

Civilian Fire Fatalities By Property Use Category 2007 To 2010


57 55 65 66 1 2 2 2 14

Outside, Other 1 Non-Residential 1% (Garage) 1 1%

Residential

Non-Residential

Vehicle 7 1 Outside, Other 4 2 1

10 14

2010 2009 2008 2007

Civilian Fire Fatalities Residential Properties

34
Single Family Dwelling

Two Family Dwelling

Multifamily Dwelling

22

Civilian Fire Fatalities By Specific Residential Property Use


Camper

Single Family Dwelling

32

T wo Family Dwelling

Business/Multifamily Dwelling

Multifamily Dwelling

21

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450 404 400

Civilian Fire Fatalities


1 Or 2 Family Dwelling Multifamily Dwelling

350 323 300

250

231 227

200 178 150 132 100 93 62 50

195

96

1986 - 1990

1991 - 1995

1996 - 2000

2001 - 2005

2006 - 2010

Civilian Fire Fatalities


100

1 Or 2 Family Dwellings And Multifamily Dwellings 1986 To 2010


95 95 1 Or 2 Family Dwelling Multifamily Dwelling

90

87 84
80

75
70

67 63
60

63

64

66 60 54 54

52 44 36 28

50

43
40

45

43 37

43

43 38 33

44 37

42

35

30

27 21
20

22

19 17 12 13 18

23 20 8 7

21 19

22

21 15

20 18

22

10

0 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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Civilian Fire Fatalities - 2010
Children (Under Age 18) 2 3%

Adults (Age 18 to 65) 51 70%

Older Adults (Over Age 65) 20 27%

Civilian Fire Fatalities By Age Group - 2010


13 11 9
Female Male

6 4 3 1 1 3 1 4 4 4

0 to 9

20 to 29

30 to 39

40 to 49

50 to 59

60 to 69

70 to 79

80 to 89

Children (Under 18) Fire Fatalities By Year


16

12 11 10 9 7 6 9

3 2

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

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Multiple Civilian Fire Fatalities
Date 2/20/10 2/20/10 2/27/10 2/27/10 2/27/10 3/13/10 3/13/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 6/30/10 7/3/10 7/3/10 9/29/10 9/29/10 9/29/10 Alarm Tim e 19:37 19:37 6:36 6:36 6:36 23:50 23:50 2:40 2:40 2:40 2:40 Municipality Old Bridge Old Bridge Toms River Toms River Toms River Fort Lee Fort Lee Paterson Paterson Paterson Paterson County Middlesex Middlesex Ocean Ocean Ocean Bergen Bergen Passaic Passaic Passaic Passaic Middlesex Middlesex Essex Essex Essex Salem Salem Age Gender 60 21 48 42 6 52 55 52 50 44 27 29 25 51 48 42 69 23 Male Male Male Cause of Fire Electrical Electrical Property Use Single Family Dw elling Single Family Dw elling Room of Origin Bedroom Bedroom Den Den Den Kitchen Kitchen Basement Basement Basement Basement Living Room Living Room Bedroom Bedroom Bedroom Not Applicable Not Applicable Detector Presence Present Present Present Present Present Present Present None Present None Present None Present None Present Present Present Present Present Present Detector Operation Did Not Operate Did Not Operate Did Not Operate Did Not Operate Did Not Operate Unknow n Unknow n Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Operated Operated Operated Operated Operated

Careless Smoking Single Family Dw elling

Female Careless Smoking Single Family Dw elling Female Careless Smoking Single Family Dw elling Male Male Male Female Male Female Female Female Female Male Female Male Male Cooking Cooking Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Undetermined Electrical Electrical Candles Candles Candles Accidental Accidental Multifamily Dw elling Multifamily Dw elling Multifamily Dw elling Multifamily Dw elling Multifamily Dw elling Multifamily Dw elling Single Family Dw elling Single Family Dw elling Multifamily Dw elling Multifamily Dw elling Multifamily Dw elling Combine Tractor Combine Tractor

12:31 Borough of Jamesburg 12:31 Borough of Jamesburg 20:21 20:21 20:21 City of New ark City of New ark City of New ark Upper Pittsgrove Tw p Upper Pittsgrove Tw p

10/12/10 16:10 10/12/10 16:10

Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable

Multiple Civilian Fire Fatalities By Property Type

Multifamily Dwelling

9
Single Family Dwelling

Vehicle

Room Of Fire Origin In Residential Property Uses Involving Civilian Fire Fatalities 2004 To 2010
Basement Bedroom 8 16 5 12 2 24 2 12 7 10 10 19 4 20 Den/Living Garage/Utility Porch/ Room Room Kitchen Deck Undetermined 11 2 12 2 1 19 1 5 7 1 8 3 7 7 9 26 0 8 2 2 15 1 5 1 2 17 5 8 2 12 15 4 17 2 17

2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

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Reported Causes Of Fire By Category
Arson/Homicide 1

Intentional

Under Investigation

Undetermined

10

Unintentional

49

Specific Causes Of Fires As Reported By Fire Official


Accidental Arson/Homicide Candles Careless Smoking Clothes Caught Fire On Kitchen Range Burner Cooking Cutting Torch Electrical Explosion Improper Heating Device Lighting Cigarette While On Oxygen Misuse Of Propane Motor Vehicle Accident MVA - Gas Line Rupture Passenger Vehicle Fire Suicide Under Investigation Undetermined Victim Set Self On Fire - Dimensia

2 2 3 18 1 4 1 8 1 1 1 1 6 1 3 4 5 10 1

Specific Cause Of Fire Fatalities For Older Adults (Over Age 65) As Reported By The Fire Official
Accidental Careless Smoking Clothes Caught Fire On Kitchen Range Burner Cooking Cutting Torch Electrical Improper Heating Device Misuse Of Propane Motor Vehicle Accident MVA - Gas Line Rupture Undetermined Victim Set Self On Fire - Dimensia

1 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1

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Civilian Fire Fatalities & Detector Presence
18 17 15 14 Female Male

2 1 1

None Present

Not Applicable

Present

Unknow n

Civilian Fire Fatalities & Detector Operation When Present


Female Male

10 9

5 4

Did Not Operate

Operated

Unknown

Civilian Fire Fatalities By Age Group & Detector Presence


9 9
None Present Present

3 2 2 2

0 to 9

20 to 29

30 to 39

40 to 49

50 to 59

60 to 69

70 to 79

80 to 89

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Civilian Fire Fatalities Heat Source Of Fire
Undetermined 60% Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment 6% Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment 2% Other 4% Match 2% Lighter: Cigarette Lighter, Cigar Lighter 2% Electrical Arcing 4% Heat From Direct Flame, Convection Currents 2% Heat From Open Flame Or Smoking Materials, Other 8% Heat From Powered Equipment, Other 2%

Cigarette 4%

Hot Or Smoldering Object, Other 2%

Hot Ember Or Ash 2%

Room Of Fire Origin In Residential Property Uses


Apartment Basement Bedroom Den Family Room Front Porch Garage Kitchen Living Room Other Outside Deck Unknown 1 1 2 8 1 1 12 2 3 1 8 17

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T OT A L C IV ILIA N F IR E F A T A LIT IES

T OT A L C IV ILIA N F IR E F A T A LIT IES IN R ESID EN T IA L ST R U C T U R ES & PER C EN T A GE OF A LL C IV ILIA N F IR E F A T A LIT IES

C IV ILIA N F IR E F A T A LIT IES IN 1 OR 2 F A M ILY D W ELLIN GS & PER C EN T A GE OF A LL C IV ILIA N F IR E F A T A LIT IES

C IV ILIA N F IR E F A T A LIT IES IN M U LT IF A M ILY D W ELLIN GS & PER C EN T A GE OF A LL C IV ILIA N F IR E F A T A LIT IES

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

96 100 75 79 83 71 73

80 = 83% 83 = 83% 55 = 73% 67 = 84% 65 = 78% 55 = 78% 57 = 78%

60 = 62% 54 = 54% 28 = 37% 52 = 65% 44 = 53% 36 = 50% 35 = 48%

19 = 19% 22 = 22% 21 = 28% 15 = 19% 20 = 24% 18 = 25% 22 = 30%

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Civilian Fire Injuries By Age Group
38 36 31 28 26
Male 198 50% Civilian Fire Injuries

30
Female Male

27

22 18 18

22 17 17 17

Female 195 50%

11 8

10 7 3 4 2 1
Unknown

0 To 9

10 To 19

20 To 29

30 To 39

40 To 49

50 To 59

60 To 69

70 To 79

80 To 89

90 To 99

Severity Of Civilian Fire Injuries


Minor 201 51%

Civilian Fire Injuries By Property Use Category


Residential 349 88%

Life Threatening 15 4% Undetermined 34 9%

Severe 36 9%

Moderate 107 27%

Outside Or Special Property 19 5% Mercantile, Business 6 2%

Storage 3 1% Assembly 3 1% Health Care, Manufacturing, Processing 4 1% Detention, And Correction 9 2%

Civilian Fire Injuries


2001 To 2010
800 Male 727 700 Female

600

608

500

400

419 376 380 322 328 271 233 205 230 259 238 233 174 258 198 195

300

289 215

200

100

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

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Activity Of Civilians When Fire Injuries Occurred
Information Not Provided By Fire Department 127 32%

Fire Control 58 15%

Irrational Act 9 Other 2% 31 8%

Escaping 59 15% Undetermined 42 11% Unable To Act 4 1%

Rescue Attempt 22 6% Returning To Vicinity Of Fire After Control Of Fire 4 1%

Returning To Vicinity Of Fire Before Control Of Fire 12 3% Sleeping, Includes Unconscious 25 6%

Location Of Injured Civilian At Time Of Fire Incident


Information Not Provided By Fire Department 121 30%

Not In Area And Not Involved In Starting The Fire 47 12% Not In Area Of Origin, But Involved In Starting The Fire 14 4%

In Area Of Origin And Not Involved In Starting The Fire 62 16% Undetermined Location Or Involvement 47 12%

In Area Of Origin And Involved In Starting The Fire 102 26%

Most Frequent Specific Location Of Civilian Fire Casualty At Time Of Injury Bedroom For Less Than Five People

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27

Common Room, Den, Family Room, Living Room

13

Cooking Area, Kitchen

25

Function Area, Other

Hallway, Corridor, Mall

Other

Outside Area, Other

Undetermined

17

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Most Frequent Fire Incidents Resulting In Civilian Fire Injuries
Building Fire

289

Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Fire In Mobile Home Used As Fixed Residence

53

Fire, Other

Fires In Structure Other Than In A 13 Building Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined

Passenger Vehicle Fire

Special Outside Fire, Other

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Civilian Fire Injuries By County
Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape M ay Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon M ercer M iddlesex M onmouth M orris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren

12 17 18 34 7 7 62 7 15 4 35 59 18 3 17 24 5 5 1 41 2

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Most Frequent Area Of Fire Origin In Residential Property Uses When Civilian Fire Injuries Occurred
Bedroom - < 5 Persons; Included Are Jail Or Prison

66 16 84 13 11 17 17

Common Room, Den, Family Room, Living Room, Lounge

Cooking Area, Kitchen

Courtyard, Patio, Porch, Terrace

Hallway Corridor, Mall

Storage Area, Other

Substructure Area Or Space, Crawl Space

Undetermined

19 11

Vehicle Storage Area; Garage, Carport

Most Frequent Item First Ignited In Non-Residential Property Uses When Civilian Fire Injuries Occurred
Bedding; Blanket, Sheet, Comforter

2 2 3 3 2 6 2 16 2

Exterior Wall Covering Or Finish

Film, Residue, Including Paint & Resin

Flammable Liquid/Gas - In/From Final Container

Flammable Liquid/Gas Uncontained

Information Not Provided By Fire Department

Rubbish, Trash, Waste

Undetermined

Upholstered Sofa, Chair, Vehicle Seats

Most Frequent Item First Ignited In Residential Property Uses When Civilian Fire Injuries Occurred
A ppliance Housing Or Casing

7 14 22 10 41 7 8 12 8 137

Bedding; Blanket, Sheet, Comforter

Cooking Materials, Including Edible Materials

Furniture, Utensils, Other

Information Not Provided By Fire Department

Item First Ignited, Other

Mattress, Pillow

Soft Goods, Wearing A pparel, Other Structural Component Or Finish, Other

Undetermined

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Civilian Fire Injuries By Month
December 40 10% January 64 17%

November 20 5% October 20 5% September 28 7% August 31 8%

February 48 12%

July 23 6%

March 37 9% June 12 3% May 23 6% April 47 12%

Civilian Fire Injuries By Day Of Week Saturday 53 13% Friday 59 15% Sunday 53 13% Monday 57 15%

Thursday 44 11%

Wednesday 46 12%

Tuesday 81 21%

Civilian Fire Injuries By Time Of Day

Midnight To 6 A.M. 86 22%

6 A.M. To Noon 82 21%

6 P.M. To Midnight 131 33%

Noon To 6 P.M. 94 24%

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Fire department responses


The charts on this page represent the number of incidents that fire departments responded to in 2010. Totals include aid given and aid received incidents.
Total Incident Responses By County
Atlantic Be rge n Burlington Camde n Cape M ay Cumbe rland Esse x Glouce ste r Hudson Hunte rdon M e rce r M iddle se x M onmouth M orris Oce an Passaic Sale m Some rse t Susse x Union Warre n

20,078 35,492 23,440 29,192 12,136 6,902 40,880 10,806 44,302 4,897 24,075 32,613 23,825 14,865 17,955 21,193 2,767 13,589 3,658 52,129 3,681

Incident Type Category - Responses By County


EM S F a ls e A la rm F ire G o o d Int e nt H a za rdo us C o ndit io n O t he r O v e rpre s s ure / E xplo s io n - N o F ire S e rv ic e We a t he r T o tal EM S F a ls e A la rm F ire G o o d Int e nt H a za rdo us C o ndit io n O t he r O v e rpre s s ure / E xplo s io n - N o F ire S e rv ic e We a t he r T o tal EM S F a ls e A la rm F ire G o o d Int e nt H a za rdo us C o ndit io n O t he r O v e rpre s s ure / E xplo s io n - N o F ire S e rv ic e We a t he r T o tal A t la nt ic 8,623 3,936 1 ,588 1 ,893 2,272 16 1 38 1 ,539 73 2 0 ,0 7 8 G lo uc e s t e r 1 ,864 2,628 1 ,431 1 ,968 1 9 ,41 57 24 1 ,352 63 10 ,8 0 6 Ocean 2,266 5,436 2,272 1 ,862 3,205 1 77 35 2,507 1 95 17 ,9 5 5 B e rge n 4,792 1 3,546 3,053 2,246 5,873 1 28 1 30 5,1 44 580 3 5 ,4 9 2 H uds o n 1 4,938 1 30 0,1 2,693 3,967 5,087 594 66 6,758 69 4 4 ,3 0 2 P a s s a ic 4,851 5,955 2,308 1 ,702 2,878 1 80 83 3,1 09 1 27 2 1,19 3 B urlingt o n 6,409 4,846 2,347 3,882 3,996 98 61 1 1 ,71 90 2 3 ,4 4 0 H unt e rdo n 607 1 ,365 728 1 01 ,1 655 32 1 9 368 22 4 ,8 9 7 S a le m 755 572 477 593 21 8 1 5 2 1 24 1 1 2 ,7 6 7 C a m de n 7,448 6,773 3,344 3,956 4,041 62 71 3,286 21 1 2 9 ,19 2 M e rc e r 8,689 5,499 2,470 3,51 7 1 ,994 59 1 07 1 ,680 60 2 4 ,0 7 5 S o m e rs e t 1 42 ,1 4,659 1 6 ,21 1 ,458 1 ,450 1 ,057 51 2,400 1 56 13 ,5 8 9 C a pe M a y 5,764 2,329 647 548 1 ,806 40 22 941 39 12 ,13 6 M iddle s e x 6,752 9,267 3,044 3,006 5,21 9 1 51 98 4,746 330 3 2 ,6 13 S us s e x 741 948 541 235 688 25 1 1 453 1 6 3 ,6 5 8 C um be rla nd 1 ,824 1 ,784 986 765 1 ,091 32 1 9 379 22 6 ,9 0 2 M o nm o ut h 2,906 8,746 2,692 2,396 4,584 1 70 59 2,1 36 1 36 2 3 ,8 2 5 Unio n 23,666 9,303 2,402 2,81 1 5,384 1 ,294 1 45 6,822 302 5 2 ,12 9 Essex 8,735 1 ,505 1 3,958 2,665 5,1 81 627 237 7,855 17 1 4 0 ,8 8 0 M o rris 3,1 42 5,273 1 ,495 1 7 ,51 1 ,831 29 45 1 ,380 1 53 14 ,8 6 5 Wa rre n 689 937 51 0 564 555 33 3 366 24 3 ,6 8 1

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Fire department responses County participation


The following pages (pgs. 33 to 75) represent an entire section documenting each countys NFIRS participation. The figures include participation percentage, incidents by month, incidents by day of week, incidents by time of day, aid given and received, and incident type responses by county. Please see pages 140 to 146 for a complete list of incident types.
Incident Type Summary
EMS 116,603 26% Weather 2,796 1% Service 55,056 13% Overpressure/ Explosion - No Fire 1,326 0% Fire 40,202 9% Good Intent 42,652 10% False Alarm 115,437 26%

County stats
Number Of Land Area, Fire Population* Departments Square Miles*

Other 4,976 1%

Hazardous Condition 59,427 14%

Atlantic 252,235 43 561.07 Bergen 884,103 70 234.17 Burlington 405,588 46 804.57 Camden 499,687 41 222.30 Cape May 84,246 26 255.19 Cumberland 149,873 22 489.30 Essex 783,362 21 126.27 Gloucester 244,893 34 324.72 Hudson 608,975 8 46.69 Hunterdon 110,855 27 429.94 Mercer 325,042 27 225.93 Middlesex 750,460 48 309.72 Monmouth 611,017 68 471.94 Morris 454,983 55 468.99 Ocean 503,947 47 636.28 Passaic 487,045 23 185.29 Salem 60,361 19 337.88 Somerset 297,068 36 304.69 Sussex 144,203 27 521.26 Union 522,541 21 103.29 Warren 93,333 22 357.87 Grand Total 8,273,817 731 7,417.36 * Figures based on the 2000 U.S. Census

500,000
Fire Incidents Other Incidents Total Incidents

Incident Type Summary 2001 To 2010


438,475 425,838 398,273 387,731 364,997 349,838

450,000

400,000

397,945 380,197

408,046

350,000 315,274 300,000 255,851 238,286 224,278 200,000 206,422 207,608 232,712 291,916 278,808 250,000 259,313

351,446

150,000

100,000

50,000 31,864 0 31,573 25,104 32,603

36,466

46,499

45,641

43,049

37,893

40,202

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

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Sussex County Population: 144,203 23 of 27 fire departments responded to 3,658 incidents Fire Rate: 2.2 Warren County Population: 93,333 21 of 22 fire departments responded to 3,681 incidents Fire Rate: 3.8 Hunterdon County Population: 110,855 25 of 27 fire departments responded to 4,897 incidents Fire Rate: 2.9 Somerset County Population: 297,068 33 of 36 fire departments responded to 13,589 incidents Fire Rate: 2.4 Mercer County Population: 325,042 26 of 27 fire departments responded to 24,075 incidents Fire Rate: 5.0 Burlington County Population: 405,588 44 of 46 fire departments responded to 23,440 incidents Fire Rate: 3.4 Camden County Population: 499,687 39 of 41 fire departments responded to 29,192 incidents Fire Rate: 4.7 Gloucester County Population: 244,893 31 of 34 fire departments responded to 10,806 incidents Fire Rate: 3.2 Salem County Population: 60,361 19 of 19 fire departments responded to 2,767 incidents Fire Rate: 3.9 Cumberland County Population: 149,873 21 of 22 fire departments responded to 6,902 incidents Fire Rate: 4.9 Morris County Population: 454,983 50 of 55 fire departments responded to 14,865incidents Fire Rate: 2.7 PassaicCounty Population: 487,045 23 of 23 fire departments responded to 21,193 incidents Fire Rate: 4.2 Bergen County Population: 884,103 67 of 70 fire departments responded to 35,492 incidents Fire Rate: 2.9 Hudson County Population: 608,975 8 of 8 fire departments responded to 44,302 incidents Fire Rate: 4.3 Essex County Population: 783,362 19 of 21 fire departments responded to 40,880incidents Fire Rate: 4.7 Union County Population: 522,541 21 of 21 fire departments responded to 52,129 incidents Fire Rate: 4.2 Middlesex County Population: 750,460 44 of 48 fire departments responded to 32,613incidents Fire Rate: 3.4 Monmouth County Population: 611,017 64 of 68 fire departments responded to 23,825 incidents Fire Rate: 3.4 Ocean County Population: 503,947 43 of 47 fire departments responded to 17,955 incidents Fire Rate: 3.5 Atlantic County Population: 252,235 42 of 43 fire departments responded to 20,078 incidents Fire Rate: 4.6 Cape May County Population: 84,246 25 of 26 fire departments responded to 12.136 incidents Fire Rate: 6.2

PLEASE NOTE: Incident totals include aid given incidents.


Fire rate is based upon the number of fires in each county per 1,000 people of reporting departments.

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Atlantic County
Participation Percentage

97% 42/43

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 1,667 1,763 1,774 1,454 1,750 1,709 2,025 1,782 1,689 1,542 1,407 1,516
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 25% Midnight To 6 A.M. 11% 6 A.M. To Noon 26%

Noon To 6 P.M. 38%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 2,697 2,906 2,789 2,889 2,879 2,694 3,224

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total
Incident Type Responses By Category

Total 992 777 1,159 640 16,388 122 20,078

EMS

8,623
False Alarm

3,936 1,588

Fire

Good Intent

1,893 2,272

Hazardous Condition

Other

116 38

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

1,539 73

Weather

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Atlantic County
Most Frequent Incident Types
648 Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction 650 Arcing, Shorted Electrical Equipment 438

Dispatched & Cancelled En Route

543

Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury

3,811

Good Intent Call, Other

861

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

1,691

Rescue, Ems Incident, Other

1,964

System Malfunction, Other

446

Overpressure/ False Good Hazardous Explosion - No EMS Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Service Weather Total Fire January 718 353 117 153 189 2 7 126 2 1,667 February 687 320 76 154 302 5 3 205 11 1,763 March 666 313 120 143 309 7 4 188 24 1,774 April 669 253 140 166 116 6 2 101 1 1,454 May 754 302 204 157 206 5 1 117 4 1,750 June 721 352 158 152 199 10 2 100 15 1,709 July 876 408 167 192 226 8 1 139 8 2,025 August 758 406 134 183 159 11 3 128 1,782 September 767 339 139 141 172 17 1 108 5 1,689 October 698 334 100 156 126 23 5 100 1,542 November 641 266 112 154 121 13 4 96 1,407 December 668 290 121 142 147 9 5 131 3 1,516 Total 8,623 3,936 1,588 1,893 2,272 116 38 1,539 73 20,078
Cultivated Mobile Natural Vegetation, Property Vegetation Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Other 1 11 8 1 2 2 2 1 1 13 10 4 2 100 5 9 3 138 22 4 174 38 8 2 275 4 2 2 15 42 1 76 Outside Special Rubbish Outside Structure Fire Fire Fire Total 13 3 40 76 7 12 1 11 15 1 15 2 2 16 1 28 81 1 1 8 1 2 11 50 18 27 385 32 12 394 523 5 9 32 1 6 122 34 520 1,166

Property Use Category Assem bly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undeterm ined Total

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Bergen County
Participation Percentage

95% 67/70

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 2,949 2,612 5,572 2,507 2,703 2,538 3,144 2,648 2,626 2,704 2,603 2,886
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 28% Midnight To 6 A.M. 10% 6 A.M. To Noon 27%

Noon To 6 P.M. 35%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 4,869 5,359 4,899 4,897 5,028 5,040 5,400

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total

Total 248 180 1,369 380 33,266 49 35,492

Incident Type Responses By Category


EMS

4,792 13,546 3,053 2,246 5,873 128 130 5,144 580

False Alarm

Fire

Good Intent

Hazardous Condition

Other Overpressure/Explosion No Fire Service

Weather

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Bergen County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation, No Co Co Detector Activation Due To Malfunction Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury 3,093 2,532 922

922

1,139 2,798

Power Line Down

1,208

Public Service

1,072

Smoke Detector Activation Due To Malfunction Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

1,189

1,920

January February March April May June July August Septem ber October Novem ber Decem ber Total

EMS 409 364 434 347 392 441 416 375 423 406 367 418 4,792

False Alarm 1,057 868 1,647 1,002 1,084 1,015 1,346 1,140 1,078 1,147 1,027 1,135 13,546

Fire 301 223 292 275 270 208 312 238 215 207 275 237 3,053

Good Intent 230 166 309 198 170 169 152 152 153 170 198 179 2,246

Hazardous Condition 443 499 1,285 343 416 366 492 384 438 376 386 445 5,873

Other 8 5 19 6 11 16 9 13 9 13 9 10 128

Overpressure/ Explosion - No Fire 15 12 12 9 11 7 6 8 10 12 15 13 130

Service 475 434 1,150 326 341 296 384 332 287 363 323 433 5,144

Weather Total 11 2,949 41 2,612 424 5,572 1 2,507 8 2,703 20 2,538 27 3,144 6 2,648 13 2,626 10 2,704 3 2,603 16 2,886 580 35,492

Property Use Category Assem bly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undeterm ined Total

Cultivated Mobile Natural Vegetation, Property Vegetation Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Other 1 16 6 1 9 4 3 1 1 4 1 2 1 6 33 11 2 2 1 4 207 201 12 1 17 61 67 3 4 1 4 6 241 336 104

Outside Special Rubbish Outside Structure Fire Fire Fire Total 10 1 68 102 6 1 23 44 4 1 49 58 1 2 3 11 8 11 24 1 94 170 2 1 5 2 5 116 35 16 591 76 43 1,302 1,567 5 1 14 28 1 5 245 85 1,580 2,597

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Burlington County
Participation Percentage

95% 44/46

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 1,854 2,186 2,526 1,682 1,959 1,828 2,200 1,760 1,882 1,875 1,556 2,132

Incidents By Time Of Day


6 P.M. To Midnight 26% Midnight To 6 A.M. 10% 6 A.M. To Noon 27%

Noon To 6 P.M. 37%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 3,017 3,349 3,262 3,656 3,501 3,211 3,444

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total
Incident Type Responses By Category

Total 944 505 5,718 838 15,401 34 23,440

EMS

6,409 4,846

False Alarm

Fire

2,347

Good Intent

3,882 3,996

Hazardous Condition

Other

98 61 1,711

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

Weather

90

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Burlington County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction 926 905 Building Fire 683

Dispatched & Cancelled En Route Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury

2,669

2,440

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

1,461

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries

1,410

Power Line Down

1,480

Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional Vehicle Accident, General Cleanup

728

682

EMS January 449 February 597 March 502 April 485 May 539 June 530 July 584 August 567 September 533 October 577 November 438 December 608 Total 6,409

Overpressure/ Explosion - No False Good Hazardous Service Weather Total Fire Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other 385 178 378 323 5 4 131 1 1,854 317 133 343 619 7 3 154 13 2,186 403 189 428 646 13 4 303 38 2,526 362 201 290 219 8 1 116 1,682 361 236 313 318 14 3 163 12 1,959 383 193 312 279 4 12 106 9 1,828 536 271 296 331 17 5 154 6 2,200 413 202 276 196 6 7 92 1 1,760 388 203 300 320 10 3 120 5 1,882 472 118 281 287 6 7 124 3 1,875 363 168 299 188 5 3 92 1,556 463 255 366 270 3 9 156 2 2,132 4,846 2,347 3,882 3,996 98 61 1,711 90 23,440
Cultivated Mobile Natural Vegetation, Property Vegetation Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Other 1 3 8 1 8 1 5 2 28 1 9 21 2 4 2 1 153 270 5 1 5 42 21 2 3 3 176 392 28 Outside Special Rubbish Outside Structure Fire Fire Fire Total 10 16 39 2 6 17 15 20 1 1 1 33 1 3 5 12 1 16 59 2 8 1 3 111 22 12 574 81 13 416 579 3 5 14 27 223 43 499 1,364

Property Use Category Assem bly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Total

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Camden County
Participation Percentage

95% 39/41

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 2,397 2,672 2,716 2,306 2,617 2,868 2,564 2,222 2,291 2,279 1,999 2,261
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 27% Midnight To 6 A.M. 11% 6 A.M. To Noon 26%

Noon To 6 P.M. 36%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 3,681 4,230 3,946 4,242 4,846 4,268 3,979

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total
Incident Type Responses By Category

Total 3,021 1,682 1,659 1,048 21,757 25 29,192

EMS

7,448
False Alarm

6,773
Fire

3,344

Good Intent

3,956 4,041

Hazardous Condition

Other

62 71

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

3,286 211

Weather

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Camden County
Most Frequent IncidentTypes
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 1,801 Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction 1,229 Building Fire 1,054

Dispatched & Cancelled En Route

2,579

Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury

1,868

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

2,226

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries

1,517

Motor Vehicle Accident With No Injuries

943

Power Line Down

1,149

January February March April May June July August Septem ber October Novem ber Decem ber Total

EMS 616 888 678 686 753 581 614 517 519 551 448 597 7,448

False Alarm 564 488 546 480 598 618 642 605 586 592 475 579 6,773

Good Fire Intent 266 321 199 350 286 415 312 330 338 330 296 328 294 315 276 301 315 309 230 316 277 331 255 310 3,344 3,956

Hazardous Condition 343 417 317 244 297 614 355 294 308 320 262 270 4,041

Overpressure/ Explosion - No Other Service Fire 6 4 274 2 3 298 5 8 415 5 5 238 5 9 282 6 7 313 10 7 315 2 4 222 6 6 239 4 2 262 6 7 192 5 9 236 62 71 3,286

Weather 3 27 46 6 5 105 12 1 3 2 1 211

Total 2,397 2,672 2,716 2,306 2,617 2,868 2,564 2,222 2,291 2,279 1,999 2,261 29,192

Property Use Category Assem bly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undeterm ined Total

Cultivated Mobile Natural Vegetation, Property Vegetation Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Other 6 18 1 1 10 1 7 2 5 23 1 2 16 35 1 1 4 7 1 254 279 2 9 57 11 5 3 1 1 298 439 25

Outside Special Rubbish Outside Structure Fire Fire Fire Total 15 3 40 83 4 39 54 2 50 62 1 2 31 1 11 15 31 52 135 1 2 1 4 16 180 14 12 742 107 23 977 1,184 3 23 34 1 1 3 343 44 1,211 2,361

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Cape May County


Participation Percentage

96% 25/26

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 704 1,410 721 735 990 1,245 1,587 1,448 1,020 837 652 787
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 25% Midnight To 6 A.M. 13%

Noon To 6 P.M. 36%

6 A.M. To Noon 26%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1,811 1,646 1,522 1,583 1,564 1,681 2,329

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total
Incident Type Responses By Category

Total 463 359 372 190 10,747 5 12,136

EMS

5,764

False Alarm

2,329 647

Fire

Good Intent

548 1,806

Hazardous Condition

Other

40 22 941

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

Weather

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Cape May County


Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction Arcing, Shorted Electrical Equipment Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury 581 389 352 4,244

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

830

Power Line Down

401

Public Service

288

Smoke Detector Activation Due To Malfunction Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional Vehicle Accident, General Cleanup

469

277

293

January February March April May June July August Septem ber October Novem ber Decem ber Total

False Good Hazardous EMS Alarm Fire Intent Condition 295 153 45 34 88 311 250 38 73 538 291 172 46 36 103 330 144 61 46 95 456 202 76 53 141 690 212 68 46 143 937 261 70 57 174 853 222 72 58 165 588 166 44 33 109 371 209 43 42 100 308 166 33 34 59 334 172 51 36 91 5,764 2,329 647 548 1,806

Overpressure/ Explosion - No Fire Other Service 88 2 3 171 1 5 67 4 1 53 4 57 7 1 76 6 3 76 6 2 70 1 3 76 6 66 1 1 50 2 3 91 40 22 941

Weather 1 24 1 1 2 3

7 39

Total 704 1,410 721 735 990 1,245 1,587 1,448 1,020 837 652 787 12,136

Property Use Category Assem bly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undeterm ined Total

Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Fire Other Total Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Fire 5 1 12 6 24 2 2 2 5 7 5 2 7 1 2 4 4 2 18 31 2 2 1 5 2 2 1 35 86 3 19 9 16 169 3 19 3 16 13 193 247 1 1 2 4 8 1 1 2 4 2 43 122 8 59 26 246 506

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Cumberland County
Participation Percentage

95% 21/22

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 532 515 515 509 671 574 736 610 565 585 534 556
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 25%
Midnight To 6 A.M. 11%

Noon To 6 P.M. 38%

6 A.M. To Noon 26%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 975 1,032 943 948 946 1,025 1,033

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total
Incident Type Responses By Category

Total 653 950 389 144 4,755 11 6,902

EMS

1,824

False Alarm

1,784 986

Fire

Good Intent

765 1,091

Hazardous Condition

Other

32 19

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

379 22

Weather

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Cumberland County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 447 Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction 276 Building Fire 257

Dispatched & Cancelled En Route

425

Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury

793

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

219

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries

294

Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

405

Vehicle Accident, General Cleanup

278

January February March April May June July August Septem ber October Novem ber Decem ber Total

False Good Hazardous EMS Alarm Fire Intent Condition 139 144 87 56 79 130 133 58 63 87 147 133 66 52 77 138 121 105 52 60 160 173 93 75 122 169 139 72 84 87 203 181 86 79 143 167 163 92 60 87 145 132 94 56 94 156 165 73 68 81 132 162 82 50 79 138 138 78 70 95 1,824 1,784 986 765 1,091

Overpressure/ Explosion - No Other Service Weather Total Fire 2 2 23 532 3 41 515 2 36 2 515 2 1 29 1 509 2 1 39 6 671 1 1 21 574 2 32 10 736 40 1 610 3 2 39 565 8 5 29 585 5 3 21 534 2 4 29 2 556 32 19 379 22 6,902

Property Use Categery Assem bly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undeterm ined Total

Cultivated Mobile Natural Vegetation, Property Vegetation Other Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire 4 2 3 3 2 1 2 11 1 1 9 3 149 12 2 2 1 14 2 27

86 6 1 1 97

193

Outside Special Rubbish Outside Structure Total Fire Fire Fire 1 11 18 2 2 10 9 11 1 16 2 2 3 14 29 1 4 2 75 13 7 334 27 4 230 293 1 11 13 3 110 17 287 735

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Essex County
Participation Percentage

90% 19/21

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 3,668 3,065 4,868 3,508 3,510 3,177 3,546 3,269 3,407 3,418 2,520 2,924
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 27% Midnight To 6 A.M. 12%

Noon To 6 P.M. 34%

6 A.M. To Noon 27%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 5,568 5,949 6,047 5,824 5,789 5,678 6,025

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total
Incident Type Responses By Category

Total 535 110 768 319 38,743 405 40,880

EMS

8,735

False Alarm

11,505 3,958

Fire

Good Intent

2,665 5,181

Hazardous Condition

Other

627 237 7,855

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

Weather

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Essex County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 1,687 Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction 1,979 Cooking Fire, Confined To Container 1,418

Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury

3,390

Lock-Out

1,693

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

1,529

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries

1,370

Public Service

1,297

Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

1,569

False Good Hazardous EMS Alarm Fire Intent Condition January 727 1,085 398 253 388 February 616 827 324 185 421 March 916 1,233 337 287 722 April 817 981 423 254 383 May 824 981 337 200 509 June 716 872 357 219 388 July 746 1,025 357 237 455 August 699 992 290 220 454 Septem ber 776 952 359 221 406 October 715 1,057 295 224 395 Novem ber 515 711 239 185 306 Decem ber 668 789 242 180 354 Total 8,735 11,505 3,958 2,665 5,181

Overpressure/ Explosion - No Other Service Fire 42 26 748 35 30 621 74 18 1,200 67 14 568 56 13 582 41 6 574 59 9 654 43 14 556 52 15 624 65 38 625 44 26 493 49 28 610 627 237 7,855

Weather Total 1 3,668 6 3,065 81 4,868 1 3,508 8 3,510 4 3,177 4 3,546 1 3,269 2 3,407 4 3,418 1 2,520 4 2,924 117 40,880

Property Use Category Assem bly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undeterm ined Total

Cultivated Mobile Natural Vegetation, Property Vegetation Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Other 3 12 2 1 3 1 3 1 6 2 1 11 19 3 1 1 1 3 2 388 233 8 17 46 22 11 2 2 1 4 435 327 40

Outside Special Rubbish Outside Structure Fire Fire Fire Total 15 7 68 107 8 1 71 84 2 60 66 1 3 11 4 1 11 19 16 5 100 154 1 1 3 3 1 1 10 277 21 64 993 101 18 1,920 2,124 4 2 26 43 5 1 7 18 437 57 2,332 3,632

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Gloucester County
Participation Percentage

91% 31/34

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 955 1,049 1,066 743 942 967 932 802 951 758 729 912
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 24%
Midnight To 6 A.M. 10%

Noon To 6 P.M. 40%

6 A.M. To Noon 26%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1,292 1,607 1,492 1,573 1,845 1,511 1,486

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total
Incident Type Responses By Category

Total 2,142 1,184 1,112 211 6,101 56 10,806

EMS

1,864

False Alarm

2,628 1,431

Fire

Good Intent

1,968 1,419

Hazardous Condition

Other

57 24

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

1,352 63

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Gloucester County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction Assist Police Or Other Governmental Agency 541 337 245

Building Fire

474

Dispatched & Cancelled En Route

1,475

False Alarm Or False Call, Other

510

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

673

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries

481

Power Line Down

377

Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

245

January February March April May June July August Septem ber October Novem ber Decem ber Total

False EMS Alarm 108 216 220 190 141 226 145 205 167 212 178 251 165 250 130 226 126 221 162 221 116 194 206 216 1,864 2,628

Good Hazardous Fire Intent Condition 163 179 166 108 210 141 137 156 132 109 132 71 153 158 129 117 147 145 90 176 128 129 143 79 127 195 148 64 146 104 115 162 68 119 164 108 1,431 1,968 1,419

Overpressure/ Explosion - No Other Service Weather Total Fire 6 1 114 2 955 10 1 154 15 1,049 7 257 10 1,066 1 78 2 743 5 5 109 4 942 4 1 113 11 967 5 110 8 932 9 86 802 9 3 113 9 951 2 1 57 1 758 3 71 729 4 4 90 1 912 57 24 1,352 63 10,806

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Other Fire Total Fire 1 2 1 9 13 1 1 2 8 12 1 4 5 1 5 2 1 9 2 2 2 6 6 14 2 6 15 43 1 8 14 5 1 29 15 3 3 3 4 28 75 108 3 83 6 9 284 8 18 23 41 8 215 313 1 1 2 3 18 25 1 2 1 1 5 1 117 166 37 148 20 283 772

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Hudson County
Participation Percentage

100% 8/8

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 3,617 3,122 4,074 3,400 3,870 3,731 4,015 3,539 3,549 3,773 3,441 4,171
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 28% Midnight To 6 A.M. 13%

Noon To 6 P.M. 32%

6 A.M. To Noon 27%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 5,965 6,466 6,437 6,582 6,211 6,337 6,304

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total

Total 18 9 453 130 43,688 4 44,302

Incident Type Responses By Category


EMS

14,938
False Alarm

10,130 2,693

Fire

Good Intent

3,967

Hazardous Condition

5,087 594 66

Other

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

6,758 69

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Hudson County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 2,014 Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction 2,945 Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury 2,131

Ems Call, Party Transported By Non-Fire Agency

1,525

Hazardous Condition, Other

1,383

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

1,894

Rescue, Ems Incident, Other

9,203

Service Call, Other

3,111

System Malfunction, Other

1,446

January February March April May June July August September October November December Total

EMS 1,143 1,142 1,277 1,227 1,249 1,291 1,297 1,200 1,218 1,288 1,260 1,346 14,938

False Alarm 909 628 932 744 834 845 848 876 843 907 761 1,003 10,130

Fire 243 202 237 242 231 215 261 192 203 179 247 241 2,693

Overpressure/ Explosion - No Good Hazardous Fire Intent Condition Other Service Weather Total 285 412 39 5 577 4 3,617 262 423 30 7 423 5 3,122 305 524 48 1 728 22 4,074 291 368 45 3 478 2 3,400 369 457 115 7 596 12 3,870 314 412 62 7 583 2 3,731 372 415 55 12 748 7 4,015 357 381 23 3 504 3 3,539 344 416 39 4 476 6 3,549 364 411 38 2 583 1 3,773 356 369 38 8 402 3,441 348 499 62 7 660 5 4,171 3,967 5,087 594 66 6,758 69 44,302
Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Other Fire Total Fire Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire 6 15 2 22 3 81 129 3 7 61 71 1 2 1 3 27 34 1 1 7 9 1 2 3 8 5 1 10 1 102 127 1 2 3 1 1 168 95 5 140 16 113 537 1 6 18 18 71 5 1,532 1,651 6 2 9 3 17 37 2 1 1 5 44 53 1 198 142 28 269 28 1,989 2,655

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

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Hunterdon County
Participation Percentage

92% 25/27

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 446 286 544 363 484 321 501 320 408 432 331 461
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 27%
Midnight To 6 A.M. 9%

Noon To 6 P.M. 38%

6 A.M. To Noon 26%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 673 653 693 699 697 685 797

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total

Total 902 580 847 134 2,425 9 4,897

Incident T ype Responses By Category


EMS

607

False Alarm

1,365 728

Fire

Good Intent

1,101 655

Hazardous Condition

Other

32 19

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

368 22

Weather

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Hunterdon County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 393 Building Fire 238 Dispatched & Cancelled En Route 795

False Alarm Or False Call, Other

229

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

137

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries

189

Power Line Down

160

Smoke Detector Activation Due To Malfunction Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

125

159

Smoke Scare, Odor Of Smoke

141

Overpressure/ False Good Hazardous Explosion - No EMS Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Service Fire January 44 120 99 103 56 1 22 February 23 95 35 87 35 1 1 9 March 43 95 64 116 114 2 99 April 60 98 67 75 42 3 1 17 May 50 116 88 97 77 10 1 42 June 49 101 41 66 34 1 29 July 64 172 63 94 68 6 1 32 August 45 109 40 69 32 1 2 22 Septem ber 55 109 56 97 67 2 1 21 October 60 119 52 109 45 5 1 35 Novem ber 49 103 44 81 30 2 3 19 Decem ber 65 128 79 107 55 2 4 21 Total 607 1,365 728 1,101 655 32 19 368

Weather Total 1 446 286 11 544 363 3 484 321 1 501 320 408 6 432 331 461 22 4,897

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Mercantile, Business Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Total

Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Fire Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Other Fire Total 2 1 3 6 2 2 1 5 6 2 1 2 5 2 4 2 8 16 1 1 2 2 43 54 4 11 5 119 4 23 7 6 3 118 161 1 1 5 7 2 54 85 13 21 8 141 324

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Mercer County
Participation Percentage

96% 26/27

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 2,123 1,962 2,563 1,858 2,164 2,028 2,214 1,835 1,809 1,850 1,715 1,954
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 27% Midnight To 6 A.M. 13%

Noon To 6 P.M. 34%

6 A.M. To Noon 26%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 3,320 3,561 3,560 3,470 3,414 3,373 3,377

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total

Total 3,735 1,659 1,874 951 15,847 9 24,075

Incident Type Responses By Category


EMS

8,689
False Alarm

5,499 2,470

Fire

Good Intent

3,517 1,994

Hazardous Condition

Other

59 107

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

1,680 60

Weather

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Mercer County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction Building Fire Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Dispatched & Cancelled En Route Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew Smoke Detector Activation Due To Malfunction Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

969

1,029

615

769

2,127

2,587

4,430

825

655

EMS January 800 February 762 March 745 April 758 May 769 June 813 July 745 August 675 September 598 October 681 November 624 December 719 Total 8,689

Overpressure/ Explosion - No False Good Hazardous Fire Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Service Weather Total 461 228 322 144 3 10 154 1 2,123 355 175 278 231 5 6 140 10 1,962 525 236 371 262 1 6 395 22 2,563 412 187 251 122 9 8 111 1,858 481 248 312 194 4 9 138 9 2,164 451 180 298 173 4 8 101 2,028 568 268 334 148 5 13 131 2 2,214 440 197 266 134 5 6 104 8 1,835 468 203 272 151 4 8 100 5 1,809 484 158 261 153 9 13 91 1,850 390 179 274 136 5 12 94 1 1,715 464 211 278 146 5 8 121 2 1,954 5,499 2,470 3,517 1,994 59 107 1,680 60 24,075
Mobile Natural Outside Special Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Other Total Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Fire 2 26 1 10 38 77 1 4 1 16 22 1 6 2 30 39 1 5 4 10 2 1 3 9 37 2 12 42 102 2 1 3 1 1 1 3 143 149 2 79 8 33 414 5 27 13 35 14 830 924 1 4 3 1 19 28 3 2 5 163 262 18 146 26 1,015 1,630

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

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Middlesex County
Participation Percentage

91% 44/48

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 2,178 2,873 5,159 2,491 2,623 2,349 2,675 2,350 2,494 2,651 2,411 2,359
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 26%
Midnight To 6 A.M. 10%

Noon To 6 P.M. 37%

6 A.M. To Noon 27%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 4,298 4,630 4,690 4,754 4,519 4,468 5,254

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total
Incident Type Responses By Category

Total 1,932 1,564 1,421 490 27,186 20 32,613

EMS

6,752

False Alarm

9,267 3,044

Fire

Good Intent

3,006 5,219

Hazardous Condition

Other

151 98

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

4,746 330

Weather

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Middlesex County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 1,657 Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction 1,355 Cover Assignment, Standby, Moveup 1,115

Dispatched & Cancelled En Route

904

Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury

4,055

False Alarm Or False Call, Other

1,025

Power Line Down

1,532

Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

1,219

Smoke Scare, Odor Of Smoke

887

EMS January 424 February 721 March 841 April 523 May 538 June 560 July 554 August 532 September 511 October 544 November 518 December 486 Total 6,752

Overpressure/ False Good Hazardous Explosion - No Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Fire Service Weather Total 687 253 194 294 12 11 303 2,178 662 178 264 703 11 7 276 51 2,873 1,060 257 442 1,260 21 9 1,042 227 5,159 686 315 260 323 13 11 357 3 2,491 821 292 266 412 12 6 264 12 2,623 727 247 223 305 13 7 263 4 2,349 841 374 231 332 14 7 316 6 2,675 766 302 189 294 13 10 243 1 2,350 750 260 255 374 11 10 311 12 2,494 782 178 228 318 12 5 583 1 2,651 740 202 232 269 7 5 438 2,411 745 186 222 335 12 10 350 13 2,359 9,267 3,044 3,006 5,219 151 98 4,746 330 32,613
Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Fire Other Fire Total 1 33 4 15 7 49 109 1 7 3 3 15 29 5 3 1 28 37 1 15 2 2 1 5 26 1 6 3 5 10 25 9 53 10 16 3 42 133 7 9 2 6 1 25 1 8 1 1 11 2 224 454 13 148 27 30 898 14 78 66 100 21 833 1,112 3 5 11 3 25 47 1 1 2 2 262 674 107 308 63 1,038 2,454

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

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Monmouth County
Participation Percentage

94% 64/68

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 2,038 2,277 2,851 1,555 1,960 1,792 2,140 1,888 1,874 1,775 1,578 2,097
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 28%
Midnight To 6 A.M. 11%

Noon To 6 P.M. 36%

6 A.M. To Noon 25%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 3,174 3,704 3,220 3,577 3,462 3,180 3,508

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total

Total 1,709 1,305 1,423 345 18,983 60 23,825

Incident Type Responses By Category


EMS

2,906 8,746 2,692 2,396 4,584 170 59 2,136 136

False Alarm

Fire

Good Intent

Hazardous Condition

Other Overpressure/Explosion No Fire Service

Weather

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Monmouth County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation, No Co Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Dispatched & Cancelled En Route 2,207 1,102 806

708

1,130

False Alarm Or False Call, Other

936

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

1,183

Power Line Down

1,204

Smoke Detector Activation Due To Malfunction Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

724

950

EMS January 457 February 423 March 266 April 151 May 167 June 194 July 219 August 232 September 189 October 187 November 163 December 258 Total 2,906

Overpressure/ False Good Hazardous Explosion - No Service Weather Total Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Fire 692 201 214 295 11 8 157 3 2,038 638 166 164 624 19 9 177 57 2,277 838 229 217 753 27 6 492 23 2,851 640 221 162 228 18 6 128 1 1,555 726 278 228 387 21 10 133 10 1,960 705 227 198 328 8 3 126 3 1,792 820 300 223 390 23 4 159 2 2,140 798 201 196 291 9 2 153 6 1,888 724 250 204 339 4 4 149 11 1,874 731 188 190 316 13 147 3 1,775 630 202 195 250 10 2 125 1 1,578 804 229 205 383 7 5 190 16 2,097 8,746 2,692 2,396 4,584 170 59 2,136 136 23,825

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Fire Other Fire Total Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire 3 12 4 12 4 39 74 8 4 8 13 33 2 3 1 40 46 1 9 1 25 3 39 1 2 3 1 16 33 8 23 2 46 129 3 2 1 2 8 3 1 1 2 7 4 187 288 20 106 26 9 640 11 67 58 62 29 791 1,018 5 6 1 1 13 26 2 2 1 25 30 5 231 430 100 242 64 981 2,053

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Morris County
Participation Percentage

90% 50/55

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 1,176 1,059 1,995 1,183 1,165 1,098 1,359 1,159 1,155 1,159 1,085 1,272
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 23%
Midnight To 6 A.M. 9%

Noon To 6 P.M. 37%

6 A.M. To Noon 31%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1,990 2,348 2,216 2,158 2,178 2,118 1,857

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total
Incident Type Responses By Category

Total 1,420 561 940 391 10,931 622 14,865

EMS

3,142

False Alarm

5,273 1,495

Fire

Good Intent

1,517 1,831

Hazardous Condition

Other

29 45

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

1,380 153

Weather

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Morris County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 1,051 Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction 887 Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation, No Co 591

Dispatched & Cancelled En Route

718

Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury

999

False Alarm Or False Call, Other

487 1,333

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

734

Smoke Scare, Odor Of Smoke

491

EMS January 226 February 218 March 312 April 246 May 285 June 236 July 277 August 302 September 266 October 280 November 229 December 265 Total 3,142

Overpressure/ Explosion - No False Good Hazardous Fire Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Service Weather Total 425 131 132 147 3 2 108 2 1,176 378 108 107 152 4 2 90 1,059 483 158 140 201 4 6 553 138 1,995 430 178 118 135 1 4 71 1,183 381 151 132 157 1 6 49 3 1,165 459 96 111 137 1 3 55 1,098 573 142 116 161 3 2 83 2 1,359 418 104 120 135 3 5 70 2 1,159 462 82 122 149 1 3 68 2 1,155 410 104 131 141 4 3 84 2 1,159 394 124 133 136 2 4 63 1,085 460 117 155 180 2 5 86 2 1,272 5,273 1,495 1,517 1,831 29 45 1,380 153 14,865
Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Other Total Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire 1 6 4 5 2 32 50 1 1 1 1 8 12 1 18 19 1 2 4 1 8 1 3 4 1 10 15 9 3 1 25 64 9 2 11 3 3 116 120 11 46 13 10 316 9 49 37 23 15 470 603 6 1 1 3 11 1 1 1 155 195 63 80 37 571 1,102

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

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Ocean County
Participation Percentage

91% 43/47

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 1,225 1,531 2,061 1,253 1,521 1,584 1,874 1,620 1,505 1,308 989 1,484
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 27%
Midnight To 6 A.M. 9%

Noon To 6 P.M. 38%

6 A.M. To Noon 26%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 2,323 2,525 2,345 2,664 2,577 2,691 2,830

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total

Total 2,865 2,177 1,282 427 11,161 43 17,955

Incident Type Responses By Category


EMS

2,266

False Alarm

5,436 2,272

Fire

Good Intent

1,862 3,205

Hazardous Condition

Other

177 35

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

2,507 195

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Ocean County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 838 Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction 884 Co Detector Activation Due To Malfunction 763

Cover Assignment, Standby, Moveup

1,281

Dispatched & Cancelled En Route

814

False Alarm Or False Call, Other

717

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

1,049

Power Line Down

633

Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

649

EMS January 152 February 160 March 183 April 158 May 177 June 238 July 232 August 236 September 188 October 174 November 125 December 243 Total 2,266

Overpressure/ Explosion - No False Good Hazardous Fire Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Service Weather Total 385 165 140 200 15 2 164 2 1,225 382 151 129 468 29 4 171 37 1,531 442 208 167 550 31 4 379 97 2,061 370 219 148 164 9 5 177 3 1,253 432 257 157 255 17 2 210 14 1,521 484 222 186 229 17 2 200 6 1,584 622 274 194 283 23 6 235 5 1,874 555 210 162 252 6 3 196 1,620 480 193 166 224 10 2 229 13 1,505 490 113 148 209 6 1 161 6 1,308 314 122 129 143 3 2 151 989 480 138 136 228 11 2 234 12 1,484 5,436 2,272 1,862 3,205 177 35 2,507 195 17,955
Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Other Fire Total Fire 21 3 9 2 17 52 2 10 3 3 7 25 3 3 2 1 19 28 4 38 1 4 2 3 52 1 2 3 10 56 3 11 2 28 110 4 9 4 6 1 1 25 2 8 3 2 1 16 1 179 250 16 84 16 9 555 1 11 73 86 52 31 541 795 5 1 1 4 1 10 22 4 1 2 1 8 2 221 470 126 177 56 639 1,691

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

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Passaic County
Participation Percentage

100% 23/23

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 1,698 1,497 2,609 1,619 1,678 1,635 1,868 1,670 1,654 1,655 1,609 2,001
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 28%
Midnight To 6 A.M. 11%

Noon To 6 P.M. 35%

6 A.M. To Noon 26%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 2,763 3,272 3,006 3,115 2,982 2,888 3,167

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total
Incident Type Responses By Category

Total 750 493 519 369 19,035 27 21,193

EMS

4,851

False Alarm

5,955 2,308 1,702

Fire

Good Intent

Hazardous Condition

2,878

Other

180 83

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

3,109 127

Weather

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Passaic County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 1,067 1,307 Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction Cooking Fire, Confined To Container 864 1,877 Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

933

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries

932

Power Line Down

621

Service Call, Other

645

Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

627

EMS January 348 February 377 March 452 April 402 May 406 June 374 July 415 August 382 September 443 October 425 November 378 December 449 Total 4,851

Overpressure/ False Good Hazardous Explosion - No Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Service Weather Total Fire 517 194 133 215 9 9 273 1,698 422 174 104 214 13 12 178 3 1,497 607 242 219 523 19 4 465 78 2,609 489 213 143 156 10 8 198 1,619 478 200 129 221 14 1 214 15 1,678 456 168 130 179 15 311 2 1,635 524 207 142 272 10 4 286 8 1,868 483 155 138 251 17 3 241 1,670 477 148 147 203 15 6 203 12 1,654 478 184 129 200 18 5 213 3 1,655 461 209 141 188 25 12 195 1,609 563 214 147 256 15 19 332 6 2,001 5,955 2,308 1,702 2,878 180 83 3,109 127 21,193

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Other Fire Total Fire 5 1 6 1 54 67 1 1 4 2 25 33 1 1 1 45 48 12 1 1 3 17 1 1 10 12 1 6 8 2 10 65 92 2 3 1 6 2 1 4 7 184 128 9 111 17 64 513 11 42 29 44 19 1,090 1,235 3 1 1 2 4 11 22 3 1 1 4 9 1 207 206 45 183 44 1,375 2,061

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Salem County
Participation Percentage

100% 19/19

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 271 228 202 245 224 225 264 193 245 218 204 248
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 27% Midnight To 6 A.M. 12%

Noon To 6 P.M. 35%

6 A.M. To Noon 26%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 391 384 363 407 403 391 428

Aid Given/Recevied Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total

Total 635 320 438 85 1,287 2 2,767

Incident Type Responses By Category


EMS

755

False Alarm

572 477

Fire

Good Intent

593 218

Hazardous Condition

Other

15 2

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

124 11

Weather

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Salem County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 131 Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction 139 Building Fire 181

Cooking Fire, Confined To Container

77

Dispatched & Cancelled En Route

522

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

158

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries

408

Power Line Down

82

Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

62

Overpressure/ Explosion - No False Good Hazardous Fire EMS Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Service Weather Total January 50 62 54 57 32 1 13 2 271 February 91 42 18 48 14 2 13 228 March 53 33 29 46 17 1 22 1 202 April 67 55 66 47 7 3 245 May 75 51 25 57 11 1 4 224 June 51 50 35 56 25 1 2 4 1 225 July 73 78 42 47 12 3 5 4 264 August 40 43 50 38 13 1 8 193 September 61 43 43 50 36 1 10 1 245 October 72 43 27 49 20 1 6 218 November 63 23 32 49 13 2 20 2 204 December 59 49 56 49 18 1 16 248 Total 755 572 477 593 218 15 2 124 11 2,767
Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Fire Other Fire Total 1 1 2 2 11 13 2 1 2 5 1 1 3 3 1 2 3 2 1 3 2 30 31 20 1 3 87 1 4 4 5 1 87 102 1 3 2 11 17 1 1 1 3 4 35 38 6 34 5 117 239

Property Use Category Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

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Somerset County
Participation Percentage

91% 33/36

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 998 869 2,017 996 1,163 1,024 1,186 1,143 1,172 998 986 1,037
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 25%
Midnight To 6 A.M. 9%

Noon To 6 P.M. 36%

6 A.M. To Noon 30%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1,868 2,147 1,776 1,946 1,993 1,871 1,988

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total

Total 3,195 1,952 920 319 7,192 11 13,589

Incident Type Responses By Category


EMS

1,142
False Alarm

4,659
Fire

1,216 1,458

Good Intent

Hazardous Condition

1,450

Other

1,057 51

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

2,400 156

Weather

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Somerset County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 1,371 Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction 553 Cover Assignment, Standby, Moveup 1,231

Dispatched & Cancelled En Route

740

Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury

397

False Alarm Or False Call, Other

428

Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

611

Smoke Scare, Odor Of Smoke

387

Special Type Of Incident, Other

1,054

EMS January 102 February 103 March 170 April 92 May 110 June 112 July 71 August 88 September 118 October 67 November 51 December 58 Total 1,142

Overpressure/ Explosion - No False Good Hazardous Fire Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Service Weather Total 347 89 110 105 82 3 160 998 275 59 84 109 76 1 156 6 869 418 124 180 212 87 2 694 130 2,017 356 111 101 87 77 2 169 1 996 377 122 139 143 97 3 171 1 1,163 386 73 110 109 113 1 119 1 1,024 464 136 138 126 81 7 160 3 1,186 421 119 132 118 83 3 178 1 1,143 419 135 124 121 105 6 137 7 1,172 418 66 98 90 105 3 150 1 998 374 102 121 107 81 13 135 2 986 404 80 121 123 70 7 171 3 1,037 4,659 1,216 1,458 1,450 1,057 51 2,400 156 13,589

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Fire Other Fire Total 3 8 1 1 9 22 1 2 1 3 7 7 7 1 1 2 4 2 3 5 4 8 5 4 1 9 31 2 5 1 8 1 3 2 1 1 8 77 134 7 37 12 8 275 1 6 43 18 12 20 195 295 2 1 1 4 8 1 2 6 2 2 13 2 96 211 42 57 34 241 683

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Sussex County
Participation Percentage

85% 23/27

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 349 272 351 264 313 303 302 282 252 320 312 338
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 27%
Midnight To 6 A.M. 10%

Noon To 6 P.M. 39%

6 A.M. To Noon 24%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 596 457 551 498 513 474 569

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total

Total 807 683 490 146 1,528 4 3,658

Incident Type Responses By Category


EMS

741

False Alarm

948
Fire

541

Good Intent

235 688

Hazardous Condition

Other

25 11

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

453 16

Weather

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Sussex County
Most Frequent Incident Types
153 Aircraft Standby Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 195 Building Fire 130

Cover Assignment, Standby, Moveup Dispatched & Cancelled En Route

166

153

False Alarm Or False Call, Other

213

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

128

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries

391

Power Line Down

127

Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

132

Overpressure/ Explosion - No False Good Hazardous Fire EMS Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Service Weather Total January 59 83 72 26 70 1 1 36 1 349 February 56 54 46 15 71 30 272 March 39 74 31 27 51 1 1 122 5 351 April 58 70 51 13 35 3 2 31 1 264 May 77 72 39 17 72 3 1 29 3 313 June 78 81 30 25 55 1 2 29 2 303 July 59 73 55 14 64 2 1 34 302 August 52 83 43 18 56 2 2 26 282 September 68 71 27 14 38 4 1 29 252 October 74 83 38 24 63 37 1 320 November 69 102 45 12 52 5 24 3 312 December 52 102 64 30 61 3 26 338 Total 741 948 541 235 688 25 11 453 16 3,658

Property Use Category Assem bly Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undeterm ined Total

Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Other Total Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Fire Fire 1 1 1 3 4 4 3 2 5 1 1 1 2 2 7 6 3 3 12 1 1 2 23 38 1 14 3 2 81 3 19 13 8 2 91 136 1 1 3 5 2 1 3 1 33 68 15 26 5 110 258

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Union County
Participation Percentage

100% 21/21
6 P.M. To Midnight 26%

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 3,694 3,717 5,923 3,921 4,530 4,225 4,652 4,228 4,313 4,275 3,961 4,690
Incidents By Time Of Day
Midnight To 6 A.M. 12%

Noon To 6 P.M. 35%

6 A.M. To Noon 27%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 7,193 7,728 7,444 7,564 7,300 7,243 7,657

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total
Incident Type Responses By Category

Total 283 198 987 309 50,290 62 52,129

EMS

23,666
False Alarm

9,303 2,402

Fire

Good Intent

2,811 5,384

Hazardous Condition

Other

1,294 145

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

6,822 302

Weather

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Union County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional Alarm System Sounded Due To Malfunction Ems Call, Excluding Vehicle Accident With Injury 1,763 1,123 18,329

Lock-Out

1,518

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

1,685

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries

1,640

Power Line Down

1,577

Smoke Detector Activation Due To Malfunction Smoke Detector Activation, No Fire - Unintentional

980

1,915

Special Type Of Incident, Other

1,239

January February March April May June July August September October November December Total

EMS 1,373 1,526 2,047 1,825 2,153 2,147 2,269 2,108 2,149 2,047 1,849 2,173 23,666

Overpressure/ Explosion - No False Good Hazardous Fire Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Service Weather Total 796 211 258 396 116 17 527 3,694 605 126 208 672 28 15 518 19 3,717 859 213 271 537 131 13 1,647 205 5,923 741 197 244 359 133 13 409 3,921 774 238 213 514 102 10 493 33 4,530 716 179 196 429 115 10 430 3 4,225 839 263 232 419 94 14 516 6 4,652 765 182 221 389 104 6 444 9 4,228 787 204 235 395 104 10 423 6 4,313 838 187 209 389 126 12 456 11 4,275 743 190 257 394 119 12 392 5 3,961 840 212 267 491 122 13 567 5 4,690 9,303 2,402 2,811 5,384 1,294 145 6,822 302 52,129
Cultivated Mobile Natural Outside Special Vegetation, Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Fire Other Total Crop Fire (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Fire 4 17 2 13 2 49 87 4 5 10 1 38 58 1 4 1 1 1 20 28 1 7 1 5 14 1 1 5 7 15 23 2 13 1 69 123 2 2 2 6 3 3 2 267 220 2 141 38 36 706 3 6 48 47 76 29 926 1,135 6 2 3 6 1 29 47 1 2 1 4 5 306 329 63 261 74 1,180 2,218

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

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Warren County
Participation Percentage

95% 21/22

Participating FDs/Total FDs


Incidents by Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December 299 231 294 259 298 302 329 319 400 368 282 300
Incidents By Time Of Day
6 P.M. To Midnight 25%
Midnight To 6 A.M. 10%

Noon To 6 P.M. 39%

6 A.M. To Noon 26%

Incidents by Day Of Week


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 460 487 555 536 549 564 530

Aid Given/Received Automatic Aid Given Automatic Aid Received Mutual Aid Given Mutual Aid Received No Aid Given Or Received Other Aid Given Total

Total 418 230 415 149 2,458 11 3,681

Incident Type Responses By Category


EMS

689

False Alarm

937 510

Fire

Good Intent

564 555

Hazardous Condition

Other

33 3

Overpressure/Explosion - No Fire

Service

366 24

Weather

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Warren County
Most Frequent Incident Types
Alarm System Activation, No Fire - Unintentional 134 Building Fire 125 Dispatched & Cancelled En Route 388

False Alarm Or False Call, Other

264

Medical Assist, Assist Ems Crew

145

Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries Motor Vehicle Accident With No Injuries Smoke Detector Activation Due To Malfunction

317

136

120

Smoke Or Odor Removal

127

Vehicle Accident, General Cleanup

142

Overpressure/ Explosion - No False Good Hazardous Fire EMS Alarm Fire Intent Condition Other Service Weather Total January 71 68 29 48 52 1 30 299 February 40 63 36 28 27 7 1 26 3 231 March 42 80 48 35 42 3 39 5 294 April 48 78 33 42 24 2 32 259 May 38 70 45 61 51 30 3 298 June 84 63 34 40 47 5 1 26 2 302 July 59 96 37 56 54 3 22 2 329 August 53 86 55 48 51 4 22 319 September 76 97 44 59 75 2 44 3 400 October 74 95 32 56 53 3 53 2 368 November 48 84 50 42 34 1 1 18 4 282 December 56 57 67 49 45 2 24 300 Total 689 937 510 564 555 33 3 366 24 3,681

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Total

Mobile Natural Outside Special Property Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Fire Other Total (Vehicle) Fire Fire Fire Fire 2 2 1 1 3 9 1 3 4 1 4 5 4 3 1 8 3 1 4 2 5 1 1 2 11 2 1 1 1 1 6 1 4 2 1 1 9 62 49 8 20 5 1 145 1 13 9 6 2 101 132 1 1 1 4 7 75 77 24 34 8 122 340

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Fire incident responses by month

JANUARY TO DECEMBER
Fire Incidents By Category - 2010
Structure Fire 16,477 53%

Structure Fires - 2010


Confined Fires 11,990 73%

Special Outside Fire 778 3% Outside Rubbish Fire 3,525 11%

Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire 48 0%


Building Fires 4,175 25% Fires In Mobile Properties Used As Fixed Structures 40 0%

Other 995 3%

Natural Vegetation Fire 5,437 18%

Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 3,581 12%

Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 272 2%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Clothes Dryer

100

Electrical Wiring, Other

35

Fan

26

Grill, Hibachi, Barbecue

61

Heating, Ventilating And Air Conditioning, Other

20

Kitchen And Cooking Equipment, Other

34

Oven, Rotisserie

41

Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface

145

Stove, Heating

43
Total 4 3,015 4,175 21 573 48 7 9,191 10 22 16 745 17 4 6 13 995 272 309 1,000 8 562 Incident Type Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other Mulch Fire Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Open Amusement Ride On Wheels/Trailer. Outside Equipment Fire Outside Gas Or Vapor Combustion Explosion Outside Mailbox Fire Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Stationary Compactor/Compacted Trash Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Rail Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Self-Propelled Motor Home Or Recreational Vehicle Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Water Vehicle Fire Grand Total Total 39 294 1,194 357 78 1 383 20 18 834 1,916 15 63 2,867 5 281 1 294 1,139 29 30,841

Incident Type Aircraft Fire Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Construction Or Demolition Landfill Fire Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Cultivated Grain Or Crop Fire Cultivated Trees Or Nursery Stock Fire Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire, Other Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire In Mobile Home Used As Fixed Residence Fire In Mobile Prop Used As A Fixed Struc, Other Fire In Motor Home, Camper, Recreational Vehicle Fire In Portable Building, Fixed Location Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Garbage Dump Or Sanitary Landfill Fire Grass Fire

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JANUARY
Structure Fires
Fire Incidents By Category
Structure Fire 1,774 70%

Confined Fires 1,262 72%

Special Outside Fire 35 1% Outside Rubbish Fire 204 8%

Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire 1 0% Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 292 11%

Building Fires 485 27%

Other 112 4%

Natural Vegetation Fire 148 6%

Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 24 1%

Fires In Mobile Properties Used As Fixed Structures 3 0%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Clothes Dryer

13

Electrical Wiring, Other

Furnace, Central Heating Unit

Heating, Ventilating And Air Conditioning, Other

Kitchen And Cooking Equipment, Other

Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface

13

Stove, Heating

Incident Type Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Construction Or Demolition Landfill Fire Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire, Other Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire In Mobile Home Used As Fixed Residence Fire In Motor Home, Camper, Recreational Vehicle Fire In Portable Building, Fixed Location Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Grass Fire

Total 102 485 1 116 7 1 844 1 46 1 1 1 112 24 10 219 15

Incident Type Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other Mulch Fire Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Outside Equipment Fire Outside Gas Or Vapor Combustion Explosion Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Rail Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Grand Total

Total 3 25 10 11 3 14 2 33 124 3 239 1 23 16 73 2,566

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FEBRUARY
Fire Incidents By Category
Structure Fire 1,424 74%

Structure Fires
Confined Fires 1,040 73%

Special Outside Fire 23 1% Outside Rubbish Fire 125 6%

Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire 2 0% Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 280 14%
Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 20 1%

Other Natural Vegetation Fire 66 35 3% 2%

Building Fires 364 26%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Clothes Dryer

Electrical Wiring, Other

Heating, Ventilating And Air Conditioning, Other

Kitchen And Cooking Equipment, Other

Microwave Oven

Oven, Rotisserie

Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface

15

Stove, Heating

Water Heater

Incident Type Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Construction Or Demolition Landfill Fire Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Cultivated Trees Or Nursery Stock Fire Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire, Other Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Garbage Dump Or Sanitary Landfill Fire Grass Fire

Total 25 364 1 99 5 1 737 1 1 35 66 20 4 130 2 3

Incident Type Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other Mulch Fire Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Outside Equipment Fire Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Stationary Compactor/Compacted Trash Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Water Vehicle Fire Grand Total

Total 4 31 1 2 7 15 21 63 3 3 224 15 5 65 2 1,955

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MARCH
Fire Incidents By Category
Structure Fire 1,597 59%

Structure Fires
Confined Fires 1,144 72%

Special Outside Fire 70 3% Outside Rubbish Fire 284 10%

Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 336 12% Other 95 4% Natural Vegetation Fire 325 12%
Building Fires 421 26% Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 27 2%

Fires In Mobile Properties Used As Fixed Structures 5 0%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Clothe s Drye r

Ele ctrical Powe r (Utility) Line

Ele ctrical Wiring, Othe r

Grill, Hibachi, Barbe cue

He ate r

He ating, Ve ntilating And Air Conditioning, Othe r

Kitche n And Cooking Equipme nt, Othe r

Ov e n, Rotisse rie

Range With Or Without an Ov e n Or Cooking Surface

10

Re frige rator, Re frige rator/Fre e ze r

Incident Type Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire In Mobile Home Used As Fixed Residence Fire In Portable Building, Fixed Location Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Grass Fire Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other Mulch Fire

Total 228 421 2 75 864 60 4 1 95 27 23 116 33 4 30 22

Incident Type Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Outside Equipment Fire Outside Gas Or Vapor Combustion Explosion Outside Mailbox Fire Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Stationary Compactor/Compacted Trash Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Water Vehicle Fire Grand Total

Total 19 5 27 1 4 61 162 1 8 267 31 30 85 1 2,707

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APRIL
Fire Incidents By Category
Structure Fire 1,408 48% Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire 6 0% Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 338 11% Other 69 2% Natural Vegetation Fire 712 24%

Structure Fires
Confined Fires 1,020 73%

Special Outside Fire 74 2% Outside Rubbish Fire 388 13%

Building Fires 358 25%

Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 25 2%

Fires In Mobile Properties Used As Fixed Structures 5 0%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Clothes Dryer

11

Grill, Hibachi, Barbecue

Kitchen And Cooking Equipment, Other

Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface

12

Stove, Heating

Toaster, Toaster Oven, CounterTop Broiler

Incident Type Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Construction Or Demolition Landfill Fire Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Cultivated Grain Or Crop Fire Cultivated Trees Or Nursery Stock Fire Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire, Other Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire In Mobile Home Used As Fixed Residence Fire In Mobile Prop Used As A Fixed Struc, Other Fire In Motor Home, Camper, Recreational Vehicle Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined

Total 411 358 2 40 7 1 816 1 3 2 70 3 1 1 69 25 50 35

Incident Type Garbage Dump Or Sanitary Landfill Fire Grass Fire Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other Mulch Fire Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Outside Equipment Fire Outside Gas Or Vapor Combustion Explosion Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Grand Total

Total 2 57 2 38 156 38 10 35 1 105 210 8 256 32 30 120 2,995

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MAY
Fire Incidents By Category
Structure Fire 1,398 46% Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire 6 0% Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 387 13%
Fires In Mobile Properties Used As Fixed Structures 3 0%

Structure Fires
Confined Fires 966 69%

Special Outside Fire 97 3% Outside Rubbish Fire 403 13%

Other 109 4%

Natural Vegetation Fire 646 21%

Building Fires 394 28%

Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 35 3%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Clothes Dryer

Electrical Wiring, Other

Fan

Grill, Hibachi, Barbecue

13

Incandescent Lighting Fixture

Oven, Rotisserie

Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface

14

Stove, Heating

Incident Type Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Construction Or Demolition Landfill Fire Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Cultivated Trees Or Nursery Stock Fire Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire, Other Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire In Motor Home, Camper, Recreational Vehicle Fire In Portable Building, Fixed Location Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Grass Fire Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined

Total 293 394 5 26 4 2 799 5 1 92 1 2 109 35 35 32 45 1

Incident Type Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other Mulch Fire Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Outside Equipment Fire Outside Gas Or Vapor Combustion Explosion Outside Mailbox Fire Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Stationary Compactor/Compacted Trash Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Water Vehicle Fire Grand Total

Total 33 229 44 11 44 2 5 92 216 1 8 304 29 38 104 5 3,046

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JUNE
Fire Incidents By Category
Structure Fire 1,142 44% Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire 8 0% Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 332 13%

Structure Fires
Confined Fires 790 70%

Special Outside Fire 85 3% Outside Rubbish Fire 353 14%

Other 85 3%

Natural Vegetation Fire 585 23%

Building Fires 314 27%

Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 36 3%

Fires In Mobile Properties Used As Fixed Structures 2 0%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Air Conditioner

Clothes Dryer

Grill, Hibachi, Barbecue

Kitchen And Cooking Equipment, Other

Other

Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface

Refrigerator, Refrigerator/Freezer

Incident Type Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Construction Or Demolition Landfill Fire Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Cultivated Grain Or Crop Fire Cultivated Trees Or Nursery Stock Fire Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire, Other Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire In Mobile Prop Used As A Fixed Struc, Other Fire In Portable Building, Fixed Location Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Grass Fire

Total 290 314 1 5 2 1 649 1 3 4 81 1 1 85 36 28 15 65

Incident Type Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other Mulch Fire Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Outside Equipment Fire Outside Gas Or Vapor Combustion Explosion Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Stationary Compactor/Compacted Trash Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Rail Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Water Vehicle Fire Grand Total

Total 5 18 164 38 10 41 3 75 195 1 3 276 1 20 38 114 6 2,590

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JULY
Fire Incidents By Category
Structure Fire 1,182 37% Special Outside Fire 122 4% Outside Rubbish Fire 413 13% Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire 7 0%

Structure Fires
Confined Fires 788 67%

Other 87 3%

Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 359 11% Natural Vegetation Fire 1,021 32%

Building Fires 368 31% Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 24 2%

Fires In Mobile Properties Used As Fixed Structures 2 0%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Clothe s Drye r

Ele ctrical Powe r (Utility) Line

Ele ctrical Wiring, Othe r

Grill, Hibachi, Barbe cue

11

Kitche n And Cooking Equipme nt, Othe r

Ov e n, Rotisse rie

Range With Or Without an Ov e n Or Cooking Surface

Stov e , He ating

Transforme r, Distribution Type

Incident Type Aircraft Fire Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Cultivated Grain Or Crop Fire Cultivated Trees Or Nursery Stock Fire Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire, Other Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire In Mobile Home Used As Fixed Residence Fire In Portable Building, Fixed Location Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Grass Fire Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined

Total 1 528 368 4 3 3 647 2 3 2 86 1 1 87 24 45 21 161 7

Incident Type Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other Mulch Fire Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Outside Equipment Fire Outside Gas Or Vapor Combustion Explosion Outside Mailbox Fire Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Stationary Compactor/Compacted Trash Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Rail Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Water Vehicle Fire Grand Total

Total 28 220 67 3 76 4 2 112 211 4 9 290 2 30 31 107 1 3,191

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AUGUST
Fire Incidents By Category
Structure Fire 1,091 45% Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire 6 0%

Structure Fires
Confined Fires 762 70%

Special Outside Fire 75 3% Outside Rubbish Fire 330 13%

Other 82 3%

Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 332 13% Natural Vegetation Fire 578 23%

Building Fires 307 28%

Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 19 2%

Fires In Mobile Properties Used As Fixed Structures 3 0%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Clothes Dryer 5

Electrical Power (Utility) Line

Fan

Grill, Hibachi, Barbecue

Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface

13

Stove, Heating

Incident Type Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Cultivated Grain Or Crop Fire Cultivated Trees Or Nursery Stock Fire Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire, Other Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire In Mobile Home Used As Fixed Residence Fire In Motor Home, Camper, Recreational Vehicle Fire In Portable Building, Fixed Location Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Grass Fire

Total 304 307 2 3 3 636 1 3 2 67 1 1 1 82 19 30 18 61

Incident Type Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other Mulch Fire Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Outside Equipment Fire Outside Gas Or Vapor Combustion Explosion Outside Mailbox Fire Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Stationary Compactor/Compacted Trash Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Water Vehicle Fire Grand Total

Total 1 31 150 33 5 43 3 1 95 167 1 5 258 30 23 101 6 2,494

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SEPTEMBER
Fire Incidents By Category
Structure Fire 1,180 46%

Structure Fires
Confined Fires 865 74% Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire 5 0%

Special Outside Fire 56 2%

Outside Rubbish Fire 347 13%

Other 89 3%

Natural Vegetation Fire 665 26%

Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 247 10%

Building Fires 289 24%

Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 23 2%

Fires In Mobile Properties Used As Fixed Structures 3 0%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Air Conditione r

Clothe s Drye r

Ele ctrical Wiring, Othe r

Fan

Grill, Hibachi, Barbe cue

Ov e n, Rotisse rie

Range With Or Without an Ov e n Or Cooking Surface

12

Stov e , He ating

Toaste r, Toaste r Ov e n, Counte r-Top Broile r

Incident Type Aircraft Fire Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Cultivated Grain Or Crop Fire Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire, Other Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire In Portable Building, Fixed Location Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Garbage Dump Or Sanitary Landfill Fire Grass Fire Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other

Total 2 346 289 9 1 739 4 1 66 3 89 23 38 24 1 70 18

Incident Type Mulch Fire Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Outside Equipment Fire Outside Mailbox Fire Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Stationary Compactor/Compacted Trash Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Rail Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Water Vehicle Fire Grand Total

Total 173 38 6 19 4 94 185 1 6 206 1 11 27 92 3 2,589

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OCTOBER
Fire Incidents By Category
Structure Fire 1,295 63%

Structure Fires
Confined Fires 1,000 77%

Special Outside Fire 66 3% Outside Rubbish Fire 233 11%

Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire 4 0% Building Fires 277 21% Fires In Mobile Properties Used As Fixed Structures 8 1%

Other 61 3%

Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 238 Natural Vegetation Fire 12% 165 8%

Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 10 1%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Clothes Dryer

11

Fan

Grill, Hibachi, Barbecue

Microwave Oven

Oven, Rotisserie

Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface

10

Refrigerator, Refrigerator/Freezer

Stove, Heating

Transformer, Distribution Type

Incident Type Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Cultivated Trees Or Nursery Stock Fire Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire, Other Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire In Mobile Home Used As Fixed Residence Fire In Mobile Prop Used As A Fixed Struc, Other Fire In Motor Home, Camper, Recreational Vehicle Fire In Portable Building, Fixed Location Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Garbage Dump Or Sanitary Landfill Fire

Total 111 277 2 25 4 791 2 2 43 2 2 1 3 61 10 8 85 2

Incident Type Grass Fire Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other Mulch Fire Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Open Amusement Ride On Wheels/Trailer. Outside Equipment Fire Outside Gas Or Vapor Combustion Explosion Outside Mailbox Fire Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Grand Total

Total 7 4 19 24 15 5 1 31 3 2 56 132 3 184 27 27 91 2,062

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NOVEMBER
Fire Incidents By Category
Structure Fire 1,469 62%

Structure Fires
Confined Fires 1,167 80%

Special Outside Fire 41 2% Outside Rubbish Fire 260 11%

Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire 2 0%

Other 56 2%

Natural Vegetation Fire 321 14%

Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 203 9%

Building Fires 283 19%

Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 16 1%

Fires In Mobile Properties Used As Fixed Structures 3 0%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Clothes Dryer

Grill, Hibachi, Barbecue

Heating, Ventilating And Air Conditioning, Other

Kitchen And Cooking Equipment, Other

Oven, Rotisserie

Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface

17

Soldering Equipment

Incident Type Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Cultivated Grain Or Crop Fire Cultivated Trees Or Nursery Stock Fire Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire In Mobile Home Used As Fixed Residence Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Grass Fire Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined

Total 223 283 1 64 6 868 1 1 57 3 56 16 21 131 26 2

Incident Type Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other Mulch Fire Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Outside Equipment Fire Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Stationary Compactor/Compacted Trash Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Self-Propelled Motor Home Or Recreational Vehicle Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Water Vehicle Fire Grand Total

Total 7 20 31 9 21 56 144 3 6 166 15 1 14 96 4 2,352

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DECEMBER
Fire Incidents By Category
Structure Fire 1,517 67%

Structure Fires
Confined Fires 1,186 78% Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire 1 0%

Special Outside Fire 34 1% Outside Rubbish Fire 185 8%

Other 84 4%

Natural Vegetation Fire 236 10%

Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire 237 10%

Building Fires 315 21%

Structure Fires Other Than Buildings 13 1%

Fires In Mobile Properties Used As Fixed Structures 3 0%

Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition


Clothes Dryer

Dishwasher

Electrical Wiring, Other

Furnace, Central Heating Unit

Kitchen And Cooking Equipment, Other

Oven, Rotisserie

Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface

14

Stove, Heating

Transformer, Distribution Type

Incident Type Aircraft Fire Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire Building Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Construction Or Demolition Landfill Fire Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Cultivated Trees Or Nursery Stock Fire Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire Fire In Mobile Home Used As Fixed Residence Fire In Motor Home, Camper, Recreational Vehicle Fire, Other Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Forest, Woods Or Wildland Fire Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Garbage Dump Or Sanitary Landfill Fire Grass Fire

Total 1 154 315 108 6 1 801 1 42 2 1 84 13 17 174 1 19

Incident Type Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other Mulch Fire Natural Vegetation Fire, Other Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Outside Equipment Fire Outside Gas Or Vapor Combustion Explosion Outside Rubbish Fire, Other Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Outside Storage Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Special Outside Fire, Other Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Water Vehicle Fire Grand Total

Total 6 16 25 21 4 17 1 34 107 1 197 18 15 91 1 2,294

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FIRE INCIDENTS
Fire Departments That Reported Over 500 Fire Incidents In Their Cities
(Figures Do Not Include Exposure Fires)

1,273

1,209

810 691 525 706

770

769

Camden City

East Orange

Elizabeth

Jersey City

New ark

North Hudson Regional

Paterson

Trenton

2008
Incident Types Structure Fires Vehicle Fires All Other Fires Total Fires
State Property Loss
Structure Fire $48,290,583.00 89%

2009
687 Fire Departments Submitted Data 17,447 4,009 8,169 29,625

2010
688 Fire Departments Submitted Data 16,477 3,581 10,783 30,841
16,477

691 Fire Departments Submitted Data 17,664 4,299 11,977 33,940

Fires By Type

Special Outside Fire $130,579.00 0% Outside Rubbish Fire $115,668.00 0% Other $318,765.00 1%

Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire $200,000.00 0%

Natural Vegetation Fire $40,490.00 0%

Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire $5,497,708.00 10%

5,437

3,581

3,525

995 48 Cultivated Vegetation, Crop Fire Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire Natural Vegetation Fire Other Outside Rubbish Fire

778

Special Outside Fire

Structure Fire

Fire in NJ 2010

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FIRE INCIDENTS
Month Total Fires Fire Service Civilian Fire Civilian Fire Injuries Fatalities Injuries Property Loss Contents Loss

January 2,566 February 1,955 March 2,707 April 2,995 May 3,046 June 2,590 July 3,191 August 2,494 September 2,589 October 2,062 November 2,352 December 2,294 Totals 30,841
Building Fire 4,175 94%

88 66 69 52 71 33 80 83 75 45 28 47 737

13 14 4 5 2 9 5 5 7 3 2 4 73

64 48 37 47 23 12 23 31 28 20 20 40 393

$12,033,786.00 $1,742,059.00 $5,163,092.00 $2,797,860.00 $6,046,881.00 $7,261,636.00 $4,153,866.00 $935,793.00 $3,576,910.00 $1,675,340.00 $3,102,918.00 $751,449.00 $3,748,397.00 $1,378,649.00 $3,330,527.00 $1,262,029.00 $3,872,701.00 $1,118,631.00 $2,549,582.00 $803,396.00 $3,583,220.00 $2,434,075.00 $3,431,913.00 $1,135,942.00 $54,593,793.00 $23,296,859.00
Cooking Fire, Confined To Container 9,191 78%

Structure Fires
Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building 272 6% Fire In Portable Building, Fixed Location 13 0% Fire In Mobile Home Used As Fixed Residence 17 0% Fire In Mobile Prop Used As A Fixed Struc, Other 4 0%
Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish 48 0% Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue 573 5% Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined 1,000 8% Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined 39 0%

Fire In Motor Home, Camper, Recreational Vehicle 6 0%

Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained 1,139 9%

Structure Fires By County


1,580

Picture courtesy of Chris Tompkins

Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape May Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon Mercer Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren

520 499 1,211 246 287 2,332 283 1,989 141 1,015 1,038 981 571 639 1,375 117 241 110 1,180 122

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FIRE INCIDENTS
Totals do not include Mutual Aid Given or Automatic Aid Given.
Structure Fires By Property Type
Total % Of Fires Total Property Loss Contents Loss 633 4% $863,038.00 $1,070,240.00 348 2% $1,454,799.00 $22,539.00 461 3% $74,504.00 $23,416.00 47 0% $16,000.00 $17,000.00 74 0% $2,131,702.00 $190,001.00 780 5% $6,521,822.00 $3,461,480.00 14 0% $0.00 $0.00 24 0% $17,001.00 $4,000.00 481 3% $43,282.00 $82,200.00 13,252 80% $36,006,155.00 $15,652,838.00 273 2% $1,162,280.00 $2,005,602.00 90 1% $0.00 $0.00 16,477 100% $48,290,583.00 $22,529,316.00

Structure Type Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

80% of all structure fires occurred in residential properties.

Residential Structure Fires


Incident Type Building Fire Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish Cooking Fire, Confined To Container Fire In Mobile Home Used As Fixed Residence Fire In Mobile Prop Used As A Fixed Struc, Other Fire In Motor Home, Camper, Recreational Vehicle Fire In Portable Building, Fixed Location Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined Incinerator Overload Or Malfunction, Fire Confined Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained Total Total Fires Property Loss Contents Loss 3,380 $35,620,692.00 $15,368,752.00 531 $9,451.00 $3,351.00 24 $0.00 $0.00 7,822 $77,384.00 $89,452.00 16 $112,500.00 $5,000.00 2 $0.00 $0.00 1 $0.00 $0.00 1 $1,000.00 $0.00 156 $141,521.00 $127,101.00 822 $37,814.00 $55,000.00 26 $1,600.00 $600.00 471 $4,193.00 $3,582.00 13,252 $36,006,155.00 $15,652,838.00

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

Mobile Cultivated Property Natural Outside Special Vegetation, (Vehicle) Vegetation Rubbish Outside Structure Fire Crop Fire Fire Fire Fire Other Total Fire 1 39 222 44 173 35 633 1,147 1 10 74 31 62 7 348 533 1 8 48 14 23 3 461 558 3 27 194 9 43 12 47 335 4 11 14 21 6 74 130 5 153 405 67 219 21 780 1,650 1 58 59 12 31 5 14 180 37 42 26 19 4 24 152 26 3,001 3,510 147 1,868 325 481 9,358 8 158 797 608 981 325 13,252 16,129 1 69 42 12 64 33 273 494 1 17 33 11 21 2 90 175 48 3,581 5,437 995 3,525 778 16,477 30,841

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FIRE INCIDENTS
Property Uses Involved In Fire Incidents - By Property Use Category
Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined

1,147 533 558 335 130 1,650 180 152 9,358 16,129 494 175

Most Frequent Property Uses Involving Fire Incidents - By Specific Property Use
1 Or 2 Family Dwelling Graded And Cared-For Plots Of Land Highway Or Divided Highway Multifamily Dwelling Open Land Or Field

9,467 632 1,087 5,397

1,518
Outside Or Special Property, Other Residential Street, Road Or Residential Driveway Residential, Other Street Or Road In Commercial Area Vehicle Parking Area

616 2,246 439 510 1,516

Structure Type Air-Supported Structure Connective Structure

Total 1 42

Building Status Being Demolished Idle, Not Routinely Used Illegal Residential Conversion Occupied And Operating Other Overcrowding Under Construction Under Major Renovation Undetermined Vacant And Secured Vacant And Unsecured Total

Total 9 30 10 3,449 41 2 40 33 45 148 149 3,956

Enclosed Building
Information Not Provided By Fire Department Open Platform Open Structure Other Portable Or Mobile Structure Structure Type Not A Required Entry Tent Underground Structure Work Areas Total

3,956
69 24 75 405 45 11,849 6 5 16,477

Fire in NJ 2010

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FIRE INCIDENTS
Residential Property Use Fires
1 Or 2 Family Dwelling 9,467 59% Barracks, Dormitory 37 0% Boarding/Rooming House, Residential Hotels 190 1% Dormitory-Type Residence, Other 201 1% Multifamily Dwelling 5,397 33% Hotel/Motel, Commercial 268 2%

Sorority House, Fraternity House 10 0% Residential, Other 439 3% Residential Board And Care 120 1%

Top Ten Cities Reporting The Most Residential Property Use Fires
854

595 529 456 376 384

515

240 197 191

Camden

East Orange

Elizabeth

Irvington

Jersey City

Newark

Paterson

Teaneck

Trenton

Union City

Most Frequent Fire Incident Types Involving Residential Property Uses


Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire

Picture courtesy of Ed Gray

446

Building Fire

3,380

Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue

531

Cooking Fire, Confined To Container

7,822

Fire, Other

608

Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined

822 284

Outside Rubbish Fire, Other

Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire

567

Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained

471

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FIRE INCIDENTS
Most Frequent Fire Incident Types Involving 1 Or 2 Family Dwellings
Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire

357

Building Fire

2,363

Chimney Or Flue Fire, Confined To Chimney Or Flue Cooking Fire, Confined To Container

501

3,439

Fire, Other

421

Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined

579

Mulch Fire

111

Outside Equipment Fire

146

Outside Rubbish Fire, Other

232

Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire

452

Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained

259

Most Frequent Fire Incident Types Involving Multifamily Dwellings


Brush Or Brush-And-Grass M ixture Fire

52

Building Fire

896

Cooking Fire, Confined To Container

3,590

Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire

44

Fire, Other

117

Fires In Structure Other Than In A Building

40

Fuel Burner/Boiler M alfunction, Fire Confined

220

M ulch Fire

49

Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire

89

Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained

162

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FIRE INCIDENTS - Cause of ignition


Cause Of Ignition
Cause Of Ignition Not A Required Entry 14,682 49% Act Of Nature 366 1% Unintentional 5,883 19% Undetermined 446 1% Intentional 950 3% Cause Under Investigation 2,866 9% Cause Undetermined After Investigation 3,948 13% Failure Of Equipment Or Heat Source 1,603 5%

Information Not Provided By Fire Department 97 0%

Cause Of Ignition Act Of Nature Cause Of Ignition Not A Required Entry Cause Under Investigation Cause Undetermined After Investigation Failure Of Equipment Or Heat Source Information Not Provided By Fire Department Intentional Undetermined Unintentional Total

Health Care, Industrial, Utility, Detention, And Defense, Manufacturing, Correction Agriculture, Mining Processing Assem bly Educational 14 5 3 9 1 586 326 402 73 51 93 36 27 63 18 155 57 18 70 17 58 19 16 18 13 2 1 41 19 9 31 2 9 3 2 189 71 80 68 28 1,147 533 558 335 130

Cause Of Ignition Act Of Nature Cause Of Ignition Not A Required Entry Cause Under Investigation Cause Undetermined After Investigation Failure Of Equipment Or Heat Source Information Not Provided By Fire Department Intentional Undetermined Unintentional Total

Mercantile, Business None Other 28 5 8 688 50 47 150 30 18 269 41 22 105 14 9 6 28 4 7 25 3 11 351 33 30 1,650 180 152

Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undeterm ined 201 77 13 2 2,214 10,051 105 89 999 1,276 139 17 2,396 820 56 27 712 602 29 8 23 56 8 1 427 358 19 5 109 261 23 2,277 2,628 102 26 9,358 16,129 494 175

Structure Fires - Cause Of Ignition


Cause Of Ignition Act Of Nature Cause Of Ignition Not A Required Entry Cause Under Investigation Cause Undetermined After Investigation Failure Of Equipment Or Heat Source Information Not Provided By Fire Department Intentional Undetermined Unintentional Total Incidents 54 10,883 1,432 582 625 68 220 257 2,356 16,477 Property Loss $442,601.00 $98,265.00 $20,802,144.00 $7,903,990.00 $2,860,727.00 $251,000.00 $1,392,920.00 $1,605,405.00 $12,933,531.00 $48,290,583.00 Contents Loss $134,540.00 $123,000.00 $11,105,375.00 $3,210,002.00 $1,168,594.00 $168,000.00 $181,578.00 $961,520.00 $5,476,707.00 $22,529,316.00

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FIRE INCIDENTS - factors contributing to ignition


Most Frequent Factors Contributing To Ignition - All Property Uses
Abandoned Or Discarded Materials Or Products Electrical Failure, Malfunction, Other Equipment Unattended

718 339 261 300 421 441 276 424 3,859

Exposure Fire Heat Source Too Close To Combustibles Mechanical Failure, Malfunction, Other Misuse Of Material Or Product, Other Other

Undetermined

Unspecified Short-Circuit Arc

211

Most Frequent Factors Contributing To Ignition Residential Property Uses


Abandoned Or Discarded Materials Or Products

280

Electrical Failure, Malfunction, Other

170

Equipment Unattended

223

Exposure Fire

219

Failure To Clean

112

Heat Source Too Close To Combustibles

308

Mechanical Failure, Malfunction, Other

115

Misuse Of Material Or Product, Other

151

Unspecified Short-Circuit Arc

113

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FIRE INCIDENTS - factors contributing to ignition


Most Frequent Factors Contributing To Ignition 1 Or 2 Family Dwelling
Abandoned Or Discarded Materials Or Products

164

Electrical Failure, Malfunction, Other

134

Equipment Unattended

104

Exposure Fire

176

Failure To Clean

94

Heat Source Too Close To Combustibles

219

Other

127

Undetermined

834

Most Frequent Factors Contributing To Ignition Multifamily Dwelling


Abandoned Or Discarded Materials Or Products Electrical Failure, Malfunction, Other

96

25

Equipment Unattended

110

Exposure Fire

42

Heat Source Too Close To Combustibles Mechanical Failure, Malfunction, Other Misuse Of Material Or Product, Other

79

21

48

Other

36

Undetermined

298

Unspecified Short-Circuit Arc

22

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FIRE INCIDENTS - fire suppression factors


Most Frequent Fire Suppression Factors Non-Residential Property Uses
Building Construction Or Design, Other Closest Apparatus Unavailable Delayed Detection Of Fire

14 34 14 10 11 12 54 13 18 18 14 16

Delayed Reporting Of Fire Drought Or Low Fuel Moisture Natural Conditions, Other

Other Poor Access For Firefighters Poor Or No Access For Fire Department Apparatus Power Lines Down/Arcing Snow Temperature, High

Most Frequent Fire Suppression Factors Residential Property Uses


Balloon Construction

Building Construction Or Design, Other

47

Closest Apparatus Unavailable

45

Combustible Interior Finish

11

Delayed Detection Of Fire

20

Delayed Reporting Of Fire

30

Other

35

Poor Access For Firefighters

Power Lines Down/Arcing

12

Roof Collapse

10

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FIRE INCIDENTS - item first ignited


Most Frequent Item First Ignited All Property Uses Chips, Including Wood Chips Cooking Materials Electrical Wire, Cable Insulation Exterior Sidewall Covering, Surface, Finish Heavy Vegetation - Not Crop Light Vegetation - Not Crop Organic Materials, Other Other Rubbish, Trash, Or Waste Structural Member Or Framing
338 292 444 869 262 257 2,107 541 292 745

Most Frequent Item First Ignited 1 Or 2 Family Dwellings Appliance Housing Or Casing Cooking Materials Electrical Wire, Cable Insulation Exterior Sidewall Covering, Surface, Finish Light Vegetation - Not Crop Multiple Items First Ignited Organic Materials, Other Structural Component Or Finish, Other Structural Member Or Framing Undetermined Wearing Apparel Not On A Person
71 72 75 78 163 1,448 153 172 263 104 320

Most Frequent Item First Ignited Multifamily Dwellings Appliance Housing Or Casing Cooking Materials Electrical Wire, Cable Insulation Exterior Sidewall Covering, Surface, Finish Light Vegetation - Not Crop Organic Materials, Other Rubbish, Trash, Or Waste Structural Component Or Finish, Other Structural Member Or Framing Undetermined
26 28 37 52 456 33 46 49 31 266

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FIRE INCIDENTS - equipment involved


Structure Fires = 16,477 Equipment Involved In Ignition = 752 Equipment Brand Identified = 343 Of the 16,477 reported structure fire incidents, only 752 (4%) of those incidents were identified as having equipment involved in ignition. Of those 752 incidents, only 343 (45%) were identified by the product brand name. Of the 16,477 structure fire incidents, fire departments did not provide information for 3,029 (18%) incidents as to whether or not there was any equipment involved in ignition.

Equipment Involved In Ignition By Category - All Property Uses


Commercial And Medical Equipment Electrical Distribution, Lighting And Power Transfer Equipment Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment Garden Tools And Agricultural Equipment Heating, Ventilating And Air Conditioning Equipment Kitchen And Cooking Equipment No Equipment Involved In Ignition Other Equipment Personal And Household Equipment Shop Tools And Industrial Equipment Undetermined

7 156 13 19 178 357 2,684

42 133 55 122

Equipment Involved In Ignition By Category - Residential Property Uses


Commercial And Medical Equipment Electrical Distribution, Lighting And Power Transfer Equipment Electronic And Other Electrical Equipment Garden Tools And Agricultural Equipment Heating, Ventilating And Air Conditioning Equipment Kitchen And Cooking Equipment No Equipment Involved In Ignition Other Equipment Personal And Household Equipment Shop Tools And Industrial Equipment Undetermined

2 84 12 6 148 302 1,186 14 113 22 62

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FIRE INCIDENTS - equipment involved


Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition - All Property Uses
Clothes Dryer

100 35 26 61 20 34 42 41 145 43 122

Electrical Wiring, Other

Fan

Grill, Hibachi, Barbecue Heating, Ventilating And Air Conditioning, Other Kitchen And Cooking Equipment, Other Other

Oven, Rotisserie Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface Stove, Heating

Undetermined

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Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition - Residential Property Uses


Clothes Dryer

87 24 21 16 45 29 36 140 41 17 62
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Electrical Wiring, Other

Fan

Furnace, Central Heating Unit

Grill, Hibachi, Barbecue Kitchen And Cooking Equipment, Other Oven, Rotisserie Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface Stove, Heating Toaster, Toaster Oven, CounterTop Broiler Undetermined

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FIRE INCIDENTS - equipment involved


Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition - 1 Or 2 Family Dw ellings
Clothes Dryer

63 12 17 10 37 11 26 54 11 18 38

Electrical Wiring, Other

Fan

Furnace, Central Heating Unit

Grill, Hibachi, Barbecue Kitchen And Cooking Equipment, Other Oven, Rotisserie Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface Refrigerator, Refrigerator/Freezer Stove, Heating

Undetermined

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Picture courtesy of Brett M. Dzadik


Most Frequent Equipment Involved In Ignition - Multifamily Dwellings
Clothes Dryer Electrical Wiring, Other Furnace, Central Heating Unit Grill, Hibachi, Barbecue Kitchen And Cooking Equipment, Other Microwave Oven Oven, Rotisserie Range With Or Without an Oven Or Cooking Surface Stove, Heating Toaster, Toaster Oven, Counter-Top Broiler Undetermined

21 11 5 7 17 5 9 84 22 8 18

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FIRE INCIDENTS - heat source


Heat Source Of Fire Electrical Arcing Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment Heat From Powered Equipment, Other Other Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment Hot Ember Or Ash Hot Or Smoldering Object, Other Cigarette Heat From Open Flame Or Smoking Materials, Other Match Incidents Property Loss Contents Loss Total Dollar Loss 1,064 $5,395,205.00 $1,670,756.00 $7,065,961.00 950 $2,967,631.00 $711,855.00 $3,679,486.00 877 $2,472,140.00 $914,542.00 $3,386,682.00 689 $987,986.00 $235,170.00 $1,223,156.00 548 $1,282,672.00 $489,841.00 $1,772,513.00 544 $1,179,922.00 $484,056.00 $1,663,978.00 543 $373,857.00 $103,178.00 $477,035.00 498 $650,462.00 $96,590.00 $747,052.00 264 $375,167.00 $124,662.00 $499,829.00 249 $151,856.00 $331,201.00 $483,057.00

Most Frequent Heat Sources Of Non-Residential Structure Fires


Cigarette Electrical Arcing Heat From Direct Flame, Convection Currents Heat From Powered Equipment, Other Hot Ember Or Ash Hot Or Smoldering Object, Other Match Other Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment

27 117 20 100 37 45 20 46 93 50

Most Frequent Heat Sources Of Residential Structure Fires


Candle Cigarette Electrical Arcing Heat From Direct Flame, Convection Currents Heat From Open Flame Or Smoking Materials, Other Heat From Powered Equipment, Other Hot Ember Or Ash Hot Or Smoldering Object, Other Other Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment

101 102 434 106 108 395 137 183 168 508 270

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Most Frequent Heat Sources Of Fires 1 Or 2 Family Dw ellings
Cigarette

84 392 85 119 305 187 156 78 192 371 235

Electrical Arcing Heat From Direct Flame, Convection Currents Heat From Open Flame Or Smoking Materials, Other Heat From Powered Equipment, Other Hot Ember Or Ash

Hot Or Smoldering Object, Other

Match

Other Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment

Most Frequent Heat Source Of Fires Multifamily Dwellings Candle

39 59 96 36 32 152 90 76 177 88

Cigarette

Electrical Arcing

Heat From Direct Flame, Convection Currents Heat From Open Flame Or Smoking Materials, Other Heat From Powered Equipment, Other

Hot Or Smoldering Object, Other

Other

Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment

Heat Sources Of Fires Residential Board And Care


Cigarette

Electrical Arcing

Heat From Open Flame Or Smoking Materials, Other

Heat From Powered Equipment, Other

Hot Ember Or Ash

Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment

Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment

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Heat Sources Of Fires Boarding/Rooming Houses, Residential Hotels
Candle

Electrical Arcing

Heat From Powered Equipment, Other

Hot Ember Or Ash

Other

Pipe Or Cigar

Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment

Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment

Heat Sources Of Fires Dormitory


Electrical Arcing

1 1 2

Barracks, Dormitory Dormitory-Type Residence, Other

Heat From Powered Equipment, Other

Hot Ember Or Ash

1 1

Hot Or Smoldering Object, Other

Lighter

Molten, Hot Material Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment

1 3

1
Heat Sources Of Fires Hotel/Motel, Commercial

Cigarette

7 4 3 6 2 1 1 1 6 8 5

Electrical Arcing Heat From Open Flame Or Smoking Materials, Other Heat From Powered Equipment, Other Hot Ember Or Ash

Hot Or Smoldering Object, Other

Match

Molten, Hot Material

Other Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment

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FIRE INCIDENTS - area of fire origin


3,000

Area Of Fire Origin 2001 To 2010


Engine Area, Running Gear, Wheel Area Cooking Area, Kitchen Bedroom For Less Than Five People
2,551 2,459 2,358 2,100 1,841 1,600 1,826 1,529 2,447 2,511

2,500

2,129

2,000

1,992 1,778

1,950

2,005

2,035 1,823

1,500

1,423

1,483

1,476

1,000 673 500 547 555 454 547 677

654

605 477 415

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin: All Property Uses


Area Of Fire Origin Bedroom For Less Than Five People Cooking Area, Kitchen Courtyard, Patio, Porch, Terrace Engine Area, Running Gear, Wheel Area Highway, Parking Lot, Street Open Area - Outside Other Outside Area, Other Undetermined Wildland, Woods Incidents 415 1,476 418 1,823 1,140 1,133 521 1,772 2,132 618 Property Loss $5,145,160.00 $6,353,024.00 $545,013.00 $3,699,453.00 $123,267.00 $29,686.00 $600,106.00 $94,521.00 $3,734,490.00 $2,002.00 Contents Loss $1,745,783.00 $6,802,197.00 $158,910.00 $205,510.00 $54,609.00 $26,512.00 $117,001.00 $25,823.00 $1,341,513.00 $5,001.00

Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin In Residential Structure Fires


Bathroom Bedroom For Less Than Five People Common Room, Den, Family Room, Livving Room Cooking Area, Kitchen Exterior Balcony, Unenclosed Porch Heating Room Or Area, Water Heater Area Laundry Area

110 385 195 1,226 135 122 191 107 106 114 193

Substructure Area, Crawl Space Vehicle Storage Area; Garage, Carport Wall Assembly Wall Surface: Exterior

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FIRE INCIDENTS - area of fire origin


Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin: Assembly
Area Of Fire Origin Bathroom Cooking Area, Kitchen Courtyard, Patio, Porch, Terrace Engine Area, Running Gear, Wheel Area Exterior Stairway Highway, Parking Lot, Street Open Area - Outside Other Outside Area, Other Undetermined Incidents Property Loss Contents Loss 10 $500.00 $0.00 68 $741,013.00 $831,250.00 21 $1,500.00 $100.00 20 $53,500.00 $0.00 10 $100.00 $100.00 36 $0.00 $3,000.00 59 $1.00 $25,500.00 22 $1,500.00 $0.00 96 $206.00 $0.00 61 $17,000.00 $0.00

Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin: Educational


Area Of Fire Origin Assembly Area For Less Than 100 People Bathroom Cooking Area, Kitchen Engine Area, Running Gear, Wheel Area Highway, Parking Lot, Street Open Area - Outside Other Outside Area, Other Undetermined Wildland, Woods Incidents Property Loss Contents Loss 8 $20,000.00 $13,000.00 23 $0.00 $270.00 19 $0.00 $20.00 7 $0.00 $0.00 8 $0.00 $0.00 17 $0.00 $0.00 7 $0.00 $0.00 27 $2.00 $0.00 16 $0.00 $0.00 8 $0.00 $0.00

Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin: Health Care, Detention And Correction
Area Of Fire Origin Bathroom Bedroom For Less Than Five People Cooking Area, Kitchen Courtyard, Patio, Porch, Terrace Engine Area, Running Gear, Wheel Area Highway, Parking Lot, Street Laundry Area Open Area - Outside Outside Area, Other Undetermined Incidents 7 7 27 9 5 13 7 8 18 10 Property Loss $1.00 $0.00 $3.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Contents Loss $500.00 $0.00 $1,001.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin: Industrial


Area Of Fire Origin Engine Area, Running Gear, Wheel Area Exterior, Exposed Surface Highway, Parking Lot, Street Laboratory Open Area - Outside Other Outside Area, Other Switchgear Area, Transformer Vault Undetermined Wildland, Woods Incidents Property Loss Contents Loss 12 $46,000.00 $0.00 4 $0.00 $0.00 8 $1.00 $0.00 4 $0.00 $0.00 24 $0.00 $0.00 7 $0.00 $0.00 15 $0.00 $0.00 8 $0.00 $35,000.00 38 $0.00 $0.00 111 $0.00 $0.00

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FIRE INCIDENTS - area of fire origin


Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin: Manufacturing
Area Of Fire Origin Equipment Or Service Area, Other Machinery Room Or Area Open Area - Outside Processing/Manufacturing Area, Workroom, Or Assembly Area Roof Surface: Exterior Shipping/Receiving Area Technical Processing Areas, Other Undetermined Vacant Structural Area Incidents Property Loss Contents Loss 6 $0.00 $0.00 4 $50,000.00 $26,000.00 3 $0.00 $0.00 15 $5,200.00 $86,000.00 4 $50,000.00 $50,000.00 4 $25,000.00 $10,000.00 3 $0.00 $0.00 9 $0.00 $0.00 3 $0.00 $0.00

Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin: Mercantile, Business


Area Of Fire Origin Cooking Area, Kitchen Courtyard, Patio, Porch, Terrace Engine Area, Running Gear, Wheel Area Highway, Parking Lot, Street Laundry Area Office Open Area - Outside Other Outside Area, Other Undetermined Incidents Property Loss Contents Loss 43 $501,105.00 $63,350.00 21 $0.00 $0.00 86 $85,601.00 $2,301.00 118 $61,050.00 $0.00 35 $115,200.00 $260,100.00 20 $1,130,000.00 $804,500.00 27 $0.00 $0.00 37 $8,500.00 $17,750.00 140 $26,851.00 $5,251.00 139 $10,500.00 $60,500.00

Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin: Outside Or Special


Area Of Fire Origin Cargo/Trunk Area - All Vehicles Engine Area, Running Gear, Wheel Area Highway, Parking Lot, Street Open Area - Outside Operator/Passenger Area Of Transportation Equipment Other Outside Area, Other Vehicle Area, Other Wildland, Woods Undetermined Incidents Property Loss Contents Loss 134 $62,352.00 $49,501.00 1,557 $2,925,647.00 $171,704.00 897 $51,466.00 $51,609.00 801 $6,760.00 $702.00 266 $382,779.00 $25,753.00 209 $24,102.00 $900.00 866 $1,404.00 $20.00 270 $486,606.00 $53,202.00 413 $1,502.00 $1.00 1,137 $536,724.00 $64,606.00

Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin: Storage


Area Of Fire Origin Engine Area, Running Gear, Wheel Area Exterior, Exposed Surface Highway, Parking Lot, Street Open Area - Outside Outside Area, Other Roof Surface: Exterior Storage Area, Other Storage: Supplies, Tools; Unfinished Basement Vehicle Storage Area; Garage, Carport Wall Surface: Exterior Undetermined Incidents Property Loss Contents Loss 27 $512,002.00 $2.00 10 $5,000.00 $0.00 10 $750.00 $0.00 11 $1,000.00 $0.00 33 $15,350.00 $13,000.00 13 $2,200.00 $1,000.00 30 $216,001.00 $71,001.00 23 $60,100.00 $52,000.00 50 $142,002.00 $98,101.00 16 $5,800.00 $4,000.00 65 $98,851.00 $90,901.00

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Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin: Residential
Area Of Fire Origin Bedroom For Less Than Five People Common Room, Den, Family Room, Livving Room Cooking Area, Kitchen Courtyard, Patio, Porch, Terrace Laundry Area Open Area - Outside Other Outside Area, Other Wall Surface: Exterior Undetermined Incidents 404 207 1,307 235 242 172 184 532 217 570 Property Loss $5,143,158.00 $3,077,002.00 $5,110,903.00 $541,552.00 $1,022,652.00 $21,925.00 $566,003.00 $50,708.00 $1,633,551.00 $3,056,414.00 Contents Loss $1,742,783.00 $1,340,220.00 $5,906,576.00 $158,320.00 $416,502.00 $310.00 $98,351.00 $7,552.00 $396,101.00 $1,124,506.00

Most Frequent Area Of Fire Origin In 1 Or 2 Family Dw ellings


Bedroom For Less Than Five People Common Room, Den, Family Room, Livving Room

267 146 700 187 182 151 139 420 178 426

Cooking Area, Kitchen

Courtyard, Patio, Porch, Terrace

Laundry Area

Open Area - Outside

Other

Outside Area, Other

Wall Surface: Exterior

Undetermined

Most Frequent Area Of Fire Origin In Multifamily Dwellings


Bathroom Bedroom For Less Than Five People Common Room, Den, Family Room, Livving Room Cooking Area, Kitchen Courtyard, Patio, Porch, Terrace Exterior Balcony, Unenclosed Porch Laundry Area Outside Area, Other Wall Surface: Exterior Undetermined

42 121 51 541 37 36 52 73 36 92

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Detector presence and performance


Detector Presence By County
Detector Information Not Presence Not A Provided By Fire None County Present Present Undetermined Total Required Entry Department Atlantic 969 7 36 104 50 1,166 Bergen 2,315 11 43 188 40 2,597 Burlington 1,155 9 38 114 48 1,364 Camden 1,835 13 138 256 119 2,361 Cape May 433 8 7 50 8 506 Cumberland 608 8 20 73 26 735 Essex 3,091 76 93 252 120 3,632 Gloucester 667 14 25 46 20 772 Hudson 2,189 20 63 254 129 2,655 Hunterdon 278 4 9 22 11 324 Mercer 1,361 9 56 160 44 1,630 Middlesex 2,163 14 56 155 66 2,454 Monmouth 1,827 19 35 126 46 2,053 Morris 996 8 19 62 17 1,102 Ocean 1,485 10 38 109 49 1,691 Passaic 1,773 8 63 122 95 2,061 Salem 201 7 10 17 4 239 Somerset 578 9 14 54 28 683 Sussex 223 4 6 19 6 258 Union 1,912 4 71 167 64 2,218 Warren 300 1 5 21 13 340 Total 26,359 263 845 2,371 1,003 30,841

Detector Presence By Property Use Category


Information Not Provided By Fire None Department Present Present Undetermined 6 32 89 28 3 1 50 3 4 43 2 1 15 9 3 1 12 20 10 17 76 119 59 1 2 2 1 4 3 8 28 7 8 200 531 2,005 853 24 139 17 22 1 1 12 10 263 845 2,371 1,003

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

Non-Residential Property Uses


Detector Presence Detector Presence Not A Required Entry Information Not Provided By Fire Department None Present Present Undetermined Total Incidents 13,819 63 314 366 150 14,712 Property Loss $5,968,821.00 $68,001.00 $3,571,830.00 $7,981,605.00 $574,253.00 $18,164,510.00 Contents Loss $1,099,039.00 $41,001.00 $1,011,287.00 $4,798,604.00 $567,752.00 $7,517,683.00

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Detector presence and performance


Detector Type Non-Residential Property Uses
Smoke 200 53%

Other 2 1% More Than One Type Present 43 11%

Sprinkler, Water Flow Detection 14 4% Heat 15 4% Undetermined 52 14%

Detector Power Supply Non-Residential Property Uses


Hardwire With Battery 125 33% Mechanical 5 1% Multiple Detectors And Power Supplies 25 7% Other 7 2%

Combination Smoke And Heat In A Single Unit 50 13%

Hardwire Only 123 32%

Detector Operation Non-Residential Property Uses


Detector Operated 211 55%

Battery Only 10 3%

Undetermined 77 21%

Plug In With Battery 2 1%

Detector Effectiveness Non-Residential Property Uses


Detector Failed To Operate 21 6% Fire Too Small To Activate Detector 66 18%

Undetermined 77 21%

Detector Alerted Occupants, Occupants Responded 147 64%

Detector Failure Reason Non-Residential Property Uses


Undetermined 26 76%

Detector Alerted Occupants, Occupants Failed To Respond 15 7% Undetermined 26 11%

Detector Failed To Alert Occupants 3 1% There Were No Occupants 39 17%

Power Failed, Was Shut-off Or Disconnected 2 6% Other 2 6%

Battery Discharged Or Dead 1 3% Battery Missing Or Disconnected 2 6%

Improper Installation Or Placement Of Detector 1 3%

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Detector Presence In Residential Property Uses
Information Not Provided By Fire None Present Present Undetermined Total Department 120 440 1,257 674 2,491 5 5 1 1 8 2 12 2 1 5 8 1 2 21 1 25 58 77 668 162 965 9 1 10 18 10 32 13 73 200 531 2,005 853 3,589
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Specific Property Use 1 Or 2 Family Dwelling Barracks, Dormitory Boarding/Rooming House, Residential Hotels Dormitory-Type Residence, Other Hotel/Motel, Commercial Multifamily Dwelling Residential Board And Care Residential, Other Total

Residential Property Uses


Detector Presence Detector Presence Not A Required Entry Information Not Provided By Fire Department None Present Present Undetermined Total Incidents 12,540 200 531 2,005 853 16,129 Property Loss $634,870.00 $596,201.00 $5,614,926.00 $20,461,758.00 $9,121,528.00 $36,429,283.00 Contents Loss $372,591.00 $260,100.00 $1,362,341.00 $11,133,393.00 $2,650,751.00 $15,779,176.00

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1 Or 2 Family Dwellings
Detector Presence Detector Presence Not A Required Entry Information Not Provided By Fire Department None Present Present Undetermined Total Incidents 6,976 120 440 1,257 674 9,467 Property Loss $577,649.00 $594,201.00 $5,020,900.00 $14,925,243.00 $6,950,008.00 $28,068,001.00 Contents Loss $246,588.00 $259,600.00 $1,252,590.00 $4,722,395.00 $1,963,350.00 $8,444,523.00

Detector Operation In 1 Or 2 Family Dwellings


Detector Operated 759 60%

Detector Effectiveness In 1 Or 2 Family Dwellings


Detector Alerted Occupants, Occupants Responded 530 64%

Detector Failed To Operate 139 11%

Undetermined 172 14%

Fire Too Small To Activate Detector 186 15% Information Not Provided By Fire Department 1 0%

Detector Alerted Occupants, Occupants Failed To Respond 35 4% Undetermined 144 17%

Detector Failed To Alert Occupants 31 4% Information Not There Were No Provided By Fire Department Occupants 1 93 0% 11%

Detector Failure Reason In 1 Or 2 Family Dwellings


Undetermined 82 41%

Power Failed, Was Shut-off Or Disconnected 9 5% Other 9 5% Lack Of Maintenance 5 3% Information Not Provided By Fire Department 21 11%

Battery Discharged Or Dead 22 11% Battery Missing Or Disconnected 42 21% Defective Detector 4 Improper Installation 2% Or Placement Of Detector 1 1%

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Multifamily Dwellings
Detector Presence Detector Presence Not A Required Entry Information Not Provided By Fire Department None Present Present Undetermined Total Incidents 4,432 58 77 668 162 5,397 Property Loss $47,171.00 $1,000.00 $544,025.00 $4,556,015.00 $2,171,520.00 $7,319,731.00 Contents Loss $23,138.00 $500.00 $109,750.00 $6,291,598.00 $687,401.00 $7,112,387.00

Detector Operation In Multifamily Dwellings


Detector Operated 447 66%

Detector Effectiveness In Multifamily Dwellings


Fire Too Small To Activate Detector 75 11%

Detector Failed To Operate 66 10%

Undetermined 90 13%

Information Not Provided By Fire Department 3 0%

Detector Alerted Occupants, Occupants Responded 340 69%

Detector Alerted Occupants, Occupants Failed To Respond 55 11% Undetermined 47 10%

Detector Failed To Alert Occupants 18 4% Information Not Provided By Fire Department 3 1%

Detector Failure Reason In Multifamily Dwellings


Undetermined 48 58%

There Were No Occupants 23 5%

Power Failed, Was Shut-off Or Disconnected 5 6% Other 8 10% Lack Of Maintenance 2 Information Not 2% Provided By Fire Department 3 4%

Battery Discharged Or Dead 8 10% Battery Missing Or Disconnected 6 7% Defective Detector 1 1% Improper Installation Or Placement Of Detector 2 2%

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Automatic extinguishment system Presence and performance


Automatic Extinguishment System (AES) Presence By County
AES Presence Information Not Partial Not A Required Provided By Fire None System Entry Department County Present Present Present Undetermined Atlantic 969 10 162 18 7 Bergen 2,315 12 229 3 25 13 Burlington 1,155 16 164 2 15 12 Camden 1,835 14 452 2 33 25 Cape May 433 10 45 1 15 2 Cumberland 608 9 97 11 10 Essex 3,091 81 387 2 42 29 Gloucester 667 14 83 3 5 Hudson 2,189 20 322 5 48 71 Hunterdon 278 5 34 3 4 Mercer 1,361 11 227 2 19 10 Middlesex 2,163 15 225 2 43 6 Monmouth 1,827 24 174 14 14 Morris 996 8 83 10 5 Ocean 1,485 12 162 1 15 16 Passaic 1,773 10 245 1 18 14 Salem 201 8 27 3 Somerset 578 12 73 6 14 Sussex 223 5 28 2 Union 1,912 6 256 1 34 9 Warren 300 1 34 1 4 Total 26,359 303 3,509 22 376 272

Total 1,166 2,597 1,364 2,361 506 735 3,632 772 2,655 324 1,630 2,454 2,053 1,102 1,691 2,061 239 683 258 2,218 340 30,841

Automatic Extinguishment System (AES) Presence By Property Use Category


AES Presence Information Not Partial Not A Required Provided By Fire None System Present Present Present Undetermined Total Entry Department 992 7 68 5 59 16 1,147 476 3 32 1 14 7 533 509 11 2 30 6 558 307 1 17 1 8 1 335 87 1 13 2 23 4 130 1,379 19 169 3 57 23 1,650 175 1 3 1 180 144 2 5 1 152 9,307 9 38 1 3 9,358 12,540 234 2,987 7 162 199 16,129 292 25 150 20 7 494 151 1 16 2 5 175 26,359 303 3,509 22 376 272 30,841

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business None Other Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

Automatic Extinguish System Types By Property Use Category


Carbon Dry Dry-Pipe Halogen Information Not Other Special Wet-Pipe Dioxide Chemical Sprinkler Type Provided By Fire Sprinkler Hazard Sprinkler System System System System Department System System, Other Undetermined System Total 10 1 2 13 3 2 5 27 63 1 4 1 9 15 1 1 4 1 24 31 1 1 1 6 9 3 3 1 4 13 24 5 2 12 1 4 5 32 61 1 1 1 8 33 2 7 19 110 180 2 2 2 1 1 12 20 1 1 2 1 18 18 2 73 9 16 35 234 406

Property Use Category Assembly Educational Health Care, Detention, And Correction Industrial, Utility, Defense, Agriculture, Mining Manufacturing, Processing Mercantile, Business Outside Or Special Property Residential Storage Undetermined Total

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Automatic Extinguishment System Operation Non-Residential Property Uses 91

49

17 15 6 1
Fire Too Small To Activate The System Information Not Provided By Fire Department Other System Did Not Operate System Operated And Was Effective

4
System Operated And Was Not Effective Undetermined

Automatic Extinguishment System Operation Non-Residential Property Uses Fire Too Small To Activate The System Information Not Provided By Fire Department Other System Did Not Operate System Operated And Was Effective System Operated And Was Not Effective Undetermined Total

Incidents Property Loss Contents Loss 91 $61,001.00 $32,800.00 15 $0.00 $30,000.00 1 $0.00 $0.00 17 $1,610,000.00 $305,000.00 49 $779,000.00 $2,001,000.00 4 $0.00 $0.00 6 $225,000.00 $300,000.00 183 $2,675,001.00 $2,668,800.00

Automatic Extinguishment System Operation Residential Property Uses 54

41

17

15 12

1
Fire Too Small To Activate The System Information Not Provided By Fire Department Other System Did Not Operate System Operated And Was Effective

3
System Operated And Was Not Effective Undetermined

Automatic Extinguishment System Operation Incidents Property Loss Contents Loss Residential Property Uses Fire Too Small To Activate The System 54 $1,100.00 $1,455.00 Information Not Provided By Fire Department 17 $0.00 $2.00 Other 1 $0.00 $0.00 System Did Not Operate 15 $50,500.00 $40,000.00 System Operated And Was Effective 41 $234,450.00 $104,300.00 System Operated And Was Not Effective 3 $50,000.00 $150,000.00 Undetermined 12 $0.00 $0.00 Total 143 $336,050.00 $295,757.00

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30

Number Of Sprinkler Heads Activated Non-Residential Property Uses 28

25

Frequency Of Occurrence

20

15

14

10

4 3 2 5 1 6 1 47

Number Of Sprinkler Heads Activated

Number Of Sprinkler Heads Activated Frequency Of Non-Residential Property Uses Occurrence Property Loss Contents Loss 1 28 $21,000.00 $182,000.00 2 14 $25,000.00 $62,000.00 3 4 $0.00 $0.00 4 3 $0.00 $0.00 5 2 $50,000.00 $50,000.00 6 1 $10,000.00 $3,000.00 47 1 $673,000.00 $1,704,000.00 Total 53 $779,000.00 $2,001,000.00
Number Of Sprinkler Heads Activated Residential Property Uses 34

40

35

30

Frequency Of Occurrence

25

20

15

10

5 3 1 1
22

0 1 2 3 Number Of Sprinkler Heads Activated 5

Number Of Sprinkler Heads Activated Frequency Of Residential Property Uses Occurrence Property Loss Contents Loss 1 34 $183,750.00 $183,600.00 2 5 $700.00 $700.00 3 3 $0.00 $0.00 5 1 $100,000.00 $70,000.00 22 1 $0.00 $0.00 Total 44 $284,450.00 $254,300.00

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Automatic extinguishment system Presence and performance


Automatic Extinguishment System Failure Reason Non-Residential Property Uses 11

Fire Not In Area Protected By The System

Information Not Provided By Fire Department

Lack Of Maintenance

Manual Intervention Defeated The System

Other

System Components Damaged

Undetermined

Automatic Extinguishment System Failure Reason Incidents Property Loss Contents Loss Non-Residential Property Uses Fire Not In Area Protected By The System 11 $1,463,000.00 $222,200.00 Information Not Provided By Fire Department 4 $0.00 $0.00 Lack Of Maintenance 1 $0.00 $0.00 Manual Intervention Defeated The System 1 $0.00 $1,000.00 Other 1 $0.00 $0.00 System Components Damaged 1 $70,000.00 $70,000.00 Undetermined 7 $80,000.00 $14,000.00 Total 26 $1,613,000.00 $307,200.00
Automatic Extinguishment System Failure Reason Residential Property Uses 13

10

Fire Not In Area Protected By The System

Information Not Provided By Fire Department

Lack Of Maintenance

Other

System Components Damaged

Undetermined

Automatic Extinguishment System Failure Reason Residential Property Uses Incidents Property Loss Contents Loss Fire Not In Area Protected By The System 13 $50,500.00 $40,000.00 Information Not Provided By Fire Department 3 $50,000.00 $150,000.00 Lack Of Maintenance 1 $0.00 $0.00 Other 1 $0.00 $0.00 System Components Damaged 1 $0.00 $0.00 Undetermined 10 $0.00 $0.00 Total 29 $100,500.00 $190,000.00

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Automatic extinguishment system


Automatic Extinguishment System Presence In 1 Or 2 Family And Multifamily Dwellings
6,976
AES Presence Not A Required Entry Information Not Provided By Fire Department None Present Partial System Present Present Undetermined

4,432

2,191

729 141 1 18 140 66 5 111 54

1 Or 2 Family Dwelling

Multifamily Dwelling

AES Types Identified When Present Dry-Pipe Sprinkler System Information Not Provided By Fire Department Special Hazard System, Other Undetermined Wet-Pipe Sprinkler System Total

1 Or 2 Family Multifamily Total Dwelling Dwelling 12 1 6 19 8 16 3 7 82 116 8 28 4 7 88 135

AES Operation Fire Too Small To Activate The System Information Not Provided By Fire Department Other System Did Not Operate System Operated And Was Effective System Operated And Was Not Effective Undetermined Total

1 Or 2 Family Multifamily Total Dwelling Dwelling 2 11 1 1 2 2 19 39 31 11 29 1 5 116 41 42 1 12 31 3 5 135

AES Failure Reason Fire Not In Area Protected By The System Information Not Provided By Fire Department Lack Of Maintenance Other System Components Damaged Undetermined Total

1 Or 2 Family Multifamily Total Dwelling Dwelling 2 9 2 1 1 3 16 11 2 1 1 1 4 20

1 1 4

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School fires
Reported Fires By School Type 179

139

77

47 14 26

39 12

Adult Education Center, College Classroom

Day Care, In Commercial Property

Day Care, In Residence, Licensed

Educational, Other

Elementary School, Including Kindergarten

High School/Junior High School/Middle School

Preschool

Schools, NonAdult, Other

Reported School Fires By County


Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape May Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon Mercer Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Union Warren

12 44 17 54 2 10 84 12 71 2 22 29 33 12 25 33 2 7 58 4

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School fires
Most Frequent Reported School Fires By Incident Type
Brush Or Brush-And-Grass Mixture Fire

25 8

Elementary School, Including Kindergarten High School/Junior High School/Middle School

Building Fire

19 20

Cooking Fire, Confined To Container

40 26

Dumpster Or Other Outside Trash Receptacle Fire

13 5

Fire, Other

10 11

Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined

17 5

Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire

15 11

Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained

13 35

Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin Of Reported School Fires


Assembly Area For Less Than 100 People

3 3 6

Elementary School, Including Kindergarten High School/Junior High School/Middle School

Bathroom

13 4 3 5 1 12 3 13 6 7 4 4 4

Cooking Area, Kitchen

Highway, Parking Lot, Street

Open Area - Outside

Outside Area, Other

Undetermined

Wildland, Woods

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Cause Of Ignition Of Reported School Fires
Elementary School, Including Kindergarten High School/Junior High School/Middle School

98

73

28 15 12 1
Act Of Nature Cause Of Cause Under Cause Failure Of Ignition Not A Investigation Undetermined Equipment Or Required After Heat Source Entry Investigation Intentional

16 7 7 7 11

23

20

Unintentional

Most Frequent Heat Source Of Reported School Fires


Electrical Arcing

7 6 7 2 3 1 3 2 4 4 2 3 3 3

Elementary School, Including Kindergarten High School/Junior High School/Middle School

Heat From Powered Equipment, Other

Hot Or Smoldering Object, Other

Lighter

Other

Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment

Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment

Undetermined

39 35

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School fires
Most Frequent Item First Ignited Of Reported School Fires
Cooking Materials

3 4 4 5

Elementary School, Including Kindergarten High School/Junior High School/Middle School

Electrical Wire, Cable Insulation

Exterior Roof Covering, Surface, Finish

Light Vegetation - Not Crop

16

Magazine, Newspaper, Writing Paper, Files

4 2 3 3

Organic Materials, Other

Other

9 5 5 33

Rubbish, Trash, Or Waste

Undetermined

21

Most Frequent Factors Contributing To The Ignition Of Reported School Fires


Abandoned Or Discarded Materials Or Products Electrical Failure, Malfunction, Other Heat Source Too Close To Combustibles Mechanical Failure, Malfunction, Other Misuse Of Material Or Product, Other

4 3 3 1 3

Elementary School, Including Kindergarten High School/Junior High School/Middle School

3 3 1 2 5 1 4 1 2 23 8

Other

Playing With Heat Source

Short-Circuit Arc From Defective, Worn Insulation

Undetermined

Unspecified Short-Circuit Arc

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School fires
Human Factors Contributing To The Ignition Of Reported School Fires
Adult Education Center, College Classroom Day Care, In Commercial Property Elementary School, Including Kindergarten High School/Junior High School/Middle School

Age Was A Factor

Multiple Persons Involved

Physically Disabled

Possibly Mentally Disabled

Unattended Or Unsupervised Person

Data Collected From "School Fire Report Forms" Submitted To The Division Of Fire Safety From Fire Officials And Fire Chiefs
Age Number Of Juveniles Involved By Gender Female Male Unknown Total

Picture courtesy of Bill Tompkins

7 9 11 13 14 15 16 17 Unknown Total

1 1 1 1 3 1 5 6 2 19

1 3 6

13 14

1 1 1 3 2 6 6 3 16 39

Data Collected From The NFIRS System As Submitted By Fire Departments


Age As Factor Contributing To Ignition Age Male Female Total 9 1 1 13 2 2 Total 3 3

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School fires
Detector Presence
476

50 3 1
Detector Presence Not A Required Entry Information Not Provided By Fire Department None Present Present

3
Undetermined

Detector Operation When Detectors Are Present

29

12 8

1
Detector Failed To Operate Detector Operated Fire Too Small To Activate Detector Undetermined

Detector Effectiveness
19

Detector Alerted Occupants, Occupants Failed To Respond

Detector Alerted Occupants, Occupants Responded

There Were No Occupants

Undetermined

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School fires
Automatic Extinguishment System Presence
476

Automatic Extinguishment System Operation


Fire Too Small To Activate The System 8

System Operated And Was Effective 1 System Did Not Operate 1

Information Not Provided By Fire Department 5

32 3
AES Presence Not A Required Entry Information Not Provided By Fire Department None Present

1
Partial System Present

14

7
Undetermined

Present

Reported School Fires By Month


Elementary School, Including Kindergarten High School/Junior High School/Middle School

20 18 17 15 15 13 11 11 10 9 14 13 15 17 14 13 14 13 18 17 17

6 5 3

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Reported School Fires By Day Of Week 32 29 27 24 23 19 20 28 29 28 31


Elementary School, Including Kindergarten High School/Junior High School/Middle School

12 10 6

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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Nursing home fires


Nursing Home Fires
Cooking Fire, Confined To Container 143 74%

Commercial Compactor Fire, Confined To Rubbish 1 1% Building Fire 19 9% Brush Or Brush-AndGrass Mixture Fire 8 Trash Or Rubbish 4% Fire, Contained Outside Rubbish, 6 Trash Or Waste Fire 3% 1 1%

Fire, Other 6 3%

Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined 3 2%

Mulch Fire 1 1% Natural Vegetation Fire, Other 1 Outside Equipment 1% Fire 2 1%

Most Frequent Areas Of Fire Origin - Nursing Home Fires


Bedroom For Less Than Five People

Cooking A rea, Kitchen

15

Courtyard, Patio, Porch, Terrace

Laundry A rea

Outside A rea, Other

Undetermined

Wall Surface: Exterior

Most Frequent Heat Source - Nursing Home Fires


Electrical Arcing

Heat From Powered Equipment, Other

14

Heat, Spark From Friction

Hot Ember Or Ash

Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment

Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment

Undetermined

14

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restaurant fires
Most Frequent Restaurant Fire Incident T ypes
Brush Or Brush-A nd-Grass Mixture Fire

11

Building Fire

74

Cooking Fire, Confined To Container

122

Fire, Other

11

Fuel Burner/Boiler Malfunction, Fire Confined

10

Mulch Fire

33

Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire

11

Trash Or Rubbish Fire, Contained

11

Most Frequent Area Of Fire Origin - Restaurant Fires


Cooking A rea, Kitchen

47

Courtyard, Patio, Porch, Terrace

Exterior, Exposed Surface

Highway, Parking Lot, Street

10

Outside A rea, Other

13

Undetermined

21

Wall Surface: Exterior

Most Frequent Heat Source - Restaurant Fires


Cigarette

11

Electrical A rcing

16

Heat From Powered Equipment, Other

11

Hot Or Smoldering Object, Other

Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment

14

Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment

10

Undetermined

67

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vehicle fires
Passenger Vehicle Fire 2,867 80%

Open Amusement Ride On Wheels/Trailer 1 0% Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire 78 2%

Rail Vehicle Fire 5 0% Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire 281 8% Self-Propelled Motor Home Or Recreational Vehicle 1 0% Water Vehicle Fire 29 1%

Mobile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other 294 8% Camper Or Recreational Vehicle (Rv) Fire 21 1%

Aircraft Fire 4 0%

Passeng er V ehicle F ir es B y C o unt y & D o llar Lo ss C o unt y Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape M ay Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon M ercer M iddlesex M onmouth M orris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren T o t al Incid ent s 111 194 129 269 30 77 364 87 163 31 135 200 184 124 166 182 22 68 26 249 56 2 ,8 6 7 Pr o p er t y Lo ss C o nt ent s Lo ss $70,200.00 $2,700.00 $410,677.00 $62,000.00 $397,202.00 $108,100.00 $54,540.00 $321,400.00 $39,059.00 $135,120.00 $59,000.00 $576,200.00 $158,803.00 $50,000.00 $208,001.00 $152,100.00 $588,001.00 $23,000.00 $68,601.00 $72,500.00 $359,550.00 $8,500.00 $3 ,9 2 2 ,554 .0 0 $19,902.00 $4,000.00 $9,402.00 $4,000.00 $2,800.00 $55,800.00 $9.00 $1.00 $0.00 $21,200.00 $10,003.00 $3,600.00 $11,951.00 $33,150.00 $31,251.00 $1,500.00 $2,501.00 $0.00 $16,500.00 $0.00 $2 3 0 ,2 70 .0 0

A ll Ot her V ehicle F ir es B y C o unt y & D o llar Lo ss C o unt y Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape M ay Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon M ercer M iddlesex M onmouth M orris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren T o t al Incid ent s 27 47 47 29 13 20 71 30 35 23 28 62 47 31 55 25 13 28 7 57 19 714 Pr o p er t y Lo ss C o nt ent s Lo ss $167,001.00 $1.00 $18,600.00 $70,000.00 $22,500.00 $102,000.00 $31,600.00 $224,500.00 $6,000.00 $1.00 $125,000.00 $144,000.00 $101,501.00 $0.00 $25,501.00 $61,000.00 $46,500.00 $0.00 $400,000.00 $0.00 $29,450.00 $0.00 $1,575,154 .0 0 $1,500.00 $0.00 $2,400.00 $0.00 $0.00 $7,500.00 $0.00 $1.00 $50,000.00 $0.00 $1,400.00 $0.00 $55,000.00 $8,100.00 $4,000.00 $0.00 $50,100.00 $0.00 $11,500.00 $0.00 $19 1,50 2 .0 0

Cause Of Ignition - Passenger Vehicle Fires Cause Of Ignition Act Of Nature Cause Of Ignition Not A Required Entry Cause Under Investigation Cause Undetermined After Investigation Failure Of Equipment Or Heat Source Information Not Provided By Fire Department Intentional Undetermined Unintentional Total Incidents 8 45 531 753 510 8 64 55 893 2,867 Property Loss $0.00 $0.00 $1,122,416.00 $680,361.00 $644,815.00 $0.00 $129,200.00 $32,000.00 $1,313,762.00 $3,922,554.00 Contents Loss $0.00 $0.00 $33,906.00 $79,456.00 $21,452.00 $0.00 $3,700.00 $1,000.00 $90,756.00 $230,270.00

Cause Of Ignition - All Other Vehicle Fires Cause Of Ignition Act Of Nature Cause Of Ignition Not A Required Entry Cause Under Investigation Cause Undetermined After Investigation Failure Of Equipment Or Heat Source Information Not Provided By Fire Department Intentional Undetermined Unintentional Total Incidents 4 3 117 184 139 6 14 22 225 714 Property Loss $0.00 $0.00 $594,000.00 $132,201.00 $312,502.00 $0.00 $10,200.00 $31,500.00 $494,751.00 $1,575,154.00 Contents Loss $0.00 $0.00 $59,800.00 $15,201.00 $55,500.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2,000.00 $59,001.00 $191,502.00

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vehicle fires
Most Frequent Area Of Fire Origin - Passenger Vehicle Fires Area Of Fire Origin Cargo/Trunk Area - All Vehicles Engine Area, Running Gear, Wheel Area Exterior, Exposed Surface Highw ay, Parking Lot, Street Operator/Passenger Area Of Transportation Equipment Other Undetermined Vehicle Area, Other Incidents 85 1,523 56 38 266 71 500 208 Property Loss $65,502.00 $2,592,352.00 $98,202.00 $42,500.00 $443,779.00 $22,000.00 $375,613.00 $200,604.00 Contents Loss $4,501.00 $109,509.00 $5,602.00 $1,000.00 $25,453.00 $900.00 $73,102.00 $2,702.00

Most Frequent Area Of Fire Origin - All Other Vehicle Fires Area Of Fire Origin Cargo/Trunk Area - All Vehicles Engine Area, Running Gear, Wheel Area Exterior, Exposed Surface Operator/Passenger Area Of Transportation Equipment Other Outside Area, Other Undetermined Vehicle Area, Other Incidents 64 273 34 40 29 17 118 77 Property Loss $7,351.00 $1,016,101.00 $14,000.00 $23,500.00 $1.00 $0.00 $181,200.00 $303,001.00 Contents Loss $47,601.00 $66,001.00 $2,500.00 $3,400.00 $0.00 $0.00 $18,500.00 $50,500.00

Most Frequent Heat Source - Passenger Vehicle Fires Heat Source Electrical Arcing Heat From Pow ered Equipment, Other Heat, Spark From Friction Hot Or Smoldering Object, Other Other Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment Undetermined Incidents 185 182 52 42 102 194 81 1,844 Property Loss $308,225.00 $226,503.00 $41,152.00 $202,500.00 $77,700.00 $237,287.00 $16,503.00 $2,727,081.00 Contents Loss $13,850.00 $29,202.00 $1,500.00 $2,000.00 $1,100.00 $12,602.00 $1,600.00 $157,715.00

Most Frequent Heat Source - All Other Vehicle Fires Heat Source Electrical Arcing Heat From Pow ered Equipment, Other Heat, Spark From Friction Hot Or Smoldering Object, Other Other Radiated Or Conducted Heat From Operating Equipment Spark, Ember, Or Flame From Operating Equipment Undetermined Incidents 51 43 24 23 44 55 24 393 Property Loss $155,750.00 $99,500.00 $1,500.00 $0.00 $21,001.00 $317,100.00 $18,000.00 $934,103.00 Contents Loss $4,500.00 $50,500.00 $1,500.00 $0.00 $10,500.00 $51,600.00 $0.00 $66,402.00

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vehicle fires
Most Frequent Factors Contributing To Ignition Passenger Vehicle Fires
Collision, Knock Down, Run Over, Turn Over Electrical Failure, Malfunction, Other

43 57 31 66 209 20 50 38 32 819

Exposure Fire

Leak Or Break

Mechanical Failure, Malfunction, Other Misuse Of Material Or Product, Other

Other

Unspecified Short-Circuit Arc

Worn Out

Undetermined

Picture courtesy of Bill Tompkins/Ed Gray

Most Frequent Factors Contributing To Ignition All Other Vehicle Fires


Abandoned Or Discarded Materials Or Products

8 21 8 12 66 26 16 13 199
Picture courtesy of Bill Tompkins/Ed Gray

Electrical Failure, Malfunction, Other

Exposure Fire

Leak Or Break

Mechanical Failure, Malfunction, Other

Other

Unspecified Short-Circuit Arc

Worn Out

Undetermined

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wildland fires
Acres Burned
540 487 475 250 105 96

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3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 6 6 15 40 78
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90

Number Of Acres Burned

80 40 25 20 12 10 9 8 5 4 3 2 1

Frequency Of Occurrence

2000

Most Frequent Incident Types And Total Acres Burned


1,852

1800

1,626
1600

1400

Total Acres Burned

1200

1000

800

600

400

200

7
0
Building Fire Brush Or Brush-AndGrass M ixture Fire

20
Forest, Cultivated Woods Or Grain Or Crop Wildland Fire Fire

9
Grass Fire

2
M obile Property (Vehicle) Fire, Other

7
Natural Vegetation Fire, Other

10 2
Outside Rubbish, Trash Or Waste Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire

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wildland fires
Most Frequent Property Uses Involved When One Or More Acres Burned
1 Or 2 Family Dwelling

8 25 6 5 68 9 3 8 3 6
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80

Forest, Timberland, Woodland

Highway Or Divided Highway

Multifamily Dwelling

Open Land Or Field

Outside Or Special Property, Other

Property Use, Other

Railroad Right-Of-Way

Residential Street, Road Or Residential Driveway

Vacant Lot

Frequency Of Occurrence

2500

Item First Ignited When Two Or More Acres Burned

2,137
2000

Total Acres Burned

1500

1,194
1000

500

148 15
0 Agricultural Crop Chips, Including Wood Chips Heavy Vegetation Light Vegetation - Not Crop Not Crop Multiple Items First Ignited Other Undetermined

21 2

15

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wildland fires

Cause Of Ignition
2000 1800 1600 1400

1,819

Total Acres Burned

1200

1,053
1000 800 600 400 200 0

518

12
Act Of Nature Cause Under Investigation

20
Failure Of Cause Undetermined Equipment Or Heat Source After Investigation Intentional

102 14
Undetermined Unintentional

Picture by Heather Allen

Total Acres Burned By County


Atlantic Bergen Burlington Camden Cape May Cumberland Essex Gloucester Hudson Hunterdon Mercer Middlesex Monmouth Morris Ocean Passaic Salem Somerset Sussex Union Warren

102 0 532 15 4 48 7 14 19 11 11 598 30 4 1,660 10 2 7 106 6 352


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Hazardous materials releases


160

Most Frequent Container Types Involved In Hazardous Materials Releases

136
140

120

Total Incidents Involving Container Type

100

80

60

47
40

20 15
20

12

19

9
0

Can Or Bottle

Information Not Provided By Fire Department

Machinery Or Process Equipment

Pipe Or Pipeline

Portable Container, Other

Product Tank On Or Towed By Vehicle

Tank Or Silo

Vehicle Fuel Tank And Associated Piping

120

Type Of Environment Hazardous Materials Released Into


107

100

80

Frequency Of Occurrence

64 56
60

40

32 17
20

15 9 3

0 Air Air And Ground Air, Water, And Ground Confined, No Environmental Impact Ground Information Not Provided By Fire Department Water Water And Ground

Release Amount T otals Of Hazardous Materials


Barrels (42 Gallon) 130

Cubic Feet

8,423

Cubic Meters

4 15,113

Gallons

Grams

Kilograms

Liters

13

Ounces (Liquid)

357

Ounces (Weight)

Parts Per Million

10,784

Pounds

410

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Hazardous materials releases


Mobile Properties Involved In Hazardous Materials Incidents
Automobile, Passenger Car, Ambulance, Race Car Boat: Shorter Than 65 Ft. With Power Bus, School Bus, Trackless Trolley

26

1 1 1

Cargo Or Military Ship > 1,000 Tons Freight Road Transport Vehicle, Other Garbage, Waste, Refuse Truck General Use Truck, Dump Truck, Fire Apparatus Loader - Industrial, Fork Lift, Tow Motor, Stacker Mobile Property, Other

4 1 7

1 2 4

Passenger Road Vehicle, Other Tank Truck - Flammable Or Combustible Liquid Trailer - Semi, Designed For Freight

3 6

Hazardous Materials Incidents With Releases By Month


October 22 7% November 13 4% December 11 4% January 28 9%

September 19 6%

February 32 11% March 26 9%

August 21 7% July 24 8%

April 27 9% June 23 8% May 57 18%

Hazardous Materials Incidents With Releases By Day Of Week


Friday 40 13% Saturday 21 7% Sunday 30 10% Monday 69 23% Thursday 41 14% Wednesday 46 15% Tuesday 56 18%

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Hazardous materials releases


Incident Types At Which Hazardous Materials Frequency Releases Occurred
Air Or Gas Rupture Of Pressure Or Process Vessel Biological Hazard, Confirmed Or Suspected Building Fire Carbon Monoxide Incident Chemical Hazard (No Spill Or Leak) Chemical Spill Or Leak Combustible/Flammable Gas/Liquid Condition, Other Fire, Other Gas Leak (Natural Gas Or LPG) Gasoline Or Other Flammable Liquid Spill Hazardous Condition, Other Motor Vehicle Accident With Injuries Motor Vehicle Accident With No Injuries Motor Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident Munitions Or Bomb Explosion (No Fire) Off-Road Vehicle Or Heavy Equipment Fire Oil Or Other Combustible Liquid Spill Outside Equipment Fire Passenger Vehicle Fire Refrigeration Leak Road Freight Or Transport Vehicle Fire Special Type Of Incident, Other Toxic Condition, Other 1 2 10 25 1 57 11 3 52 57 7 9 2 1 1 3 44 1 3 2 2 3 6

Total
Most Frequent Hazardous Material/Chemical Releases
Antifreeze Carbon Monoxide Diesel Gasoline Motor Fuel Motor Oil

303

Occurrence Of Release
4 22 29 39 4 13

Sum Of Release Amount


11 803 1,039 1,213 79 277

Unit Type Of Release And Amount


Gallons = 4 Liters = 7 Cubic Feet = 18 Cubic Meters = 1 Parts Per Million = 784 Gallons = 1,039 Gallons = 1,147 Ounces (Liquid) = 66 Gallons = 79 Gallons = 94 Ounces (Liquid) = 180 Liters = 3 Cubic Feet = 8,383 Cubic Meters = 3 Ounces (Liquid) = 1 Parts Per Million = 10,000 Gallons = 146 Liters = 2 Gallons = 8 Ounces (Liquid) = 4 Cubic Feet = 2 Pounds = 168 Gallons = 2 Ounces (Weight) = 7

Natural Gas

41

18,387

Oil Petroleum

5 4

148 12

Propane

179

Total

170

22,148

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Special studies
Automatic External Defibrillator Special Study - 7000
VALUE 1 Used On Civilian(s) Effective (Got Pulse) 340 68%

VALUE 4 Used On Firefighter(s) Not Effective (Did Not Get Pulse) 1 VALUE 3 0% Used On Firefighter(s) Effective (Got Pulse) 0 0%

VALUE 2 Used On Civilian(s) - Not Effective (Did Not Get Pulse) 161 32%

Smoke Detector Special Study - 6100


VALUE 1 - No Smoke Detector Present - Smoke Detector Issued To Occupant

102

VALUE 2 - No Smoke Detector Present - Smoke Detector Installed By Fire Department

167

VALUE 3 - Smoke Detector Did Not Operate - Smoke Detector Issued To Occupant

37

VALUE 4 - Smoke Detector Did Not Operate - Smoke Detector Installed By Fire Department

65

VALUE 5 - Smoke Detector Offered To Occupant - Occupant Refused

VALUE 6 - Replaced Smoke Detector Battery

198

VALUE 7 - Other

3,004

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Thermal Imaging Camera Special Study - 6000
VALUE 1 - Not Used 80,611 91%

VALUE 8 Used To Search For Missing Firefighter(s)/Firefighter(s) Not Found 5 0% VALUE 7 Used To Search For Missing Firefighter(s)/Firefighter(s) Found 9 0%

VALUE 9 Other 2,306 3%

VALUE 2 Used To Locate Primary Fire 2,913 VALUE 3 3% Used To Locate Fire Extension 2,614 3% VALUE 4 Used To Conduct Primary Search/No Victims Present 188 0% VALUE 5 Used To Conduct Primary Search/Victims Found 21 0%

VALUE 6 Used To Conduct Primary Search/Victims Not Found 13 0%

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Incident type codes


FIRE. Includes fires out on arrival and gas vapor explosions (with extremely rapid combustion).
Structure fire 111 Building fire. Excludes confined fires (113118). 112 Fire in structure, other than in a building. Included are fires on or in piers, quays, or pilings: tunnels or underground connecting structures; bridges, trestles, or overhead elevated structures; transformers, power or utility vaults or equipment; fences; and tents. 113 Cooking fire involving the contents of a cooking vessel without fire extension beyond the vessel. 114 Chimney or flue fire originating in and confined to a chimney or flue. Excludes fires that extend beyond the chimney (111 or 112). 115 Incinerator overload or malfunction, but flames cause no damage outside the incinerator. 116 Fuel burner/boiler, delayed ignition or malfunction, where flames cause no damage outside the fire box. 117 Commercial compactor fire, confined to contents of compactor. Excluded are home trash compactors. 118 Trash or rubbish fire in a structure, with no flame damage to structure or its contents. Fire in mobile property used as a fixed structure. Includes mobile homes, motor homes, camping trailers. 121 Fire in mobile home used as a fixed residence. Includes mobile homes when not in transit and used as a structure for residential purposes; and manufactured homes built on a permanent chassis. 122 Fire in a motor home, camper, or recreational vehicle when used as a structure. Includes motor homes when not in transit and used as a structure for residential purposes. 123 Fire in a portable building, when used at a fixed location. Includes portable buildings used for commerce, industry, or education and trailers used for commercial purposes. 123A Fire in a mobile building used as an amusement ride. (Enclosed rides/amusements on wheels in a fixed location, such as dark rides or funhouses, mounted on a trailer.) 120 Fire in mobile property used as a fixed structure, other. Mobile property (vehicle) fire. Excludes mobile properties used as a structure (120 series). If a vehicle fire occurs on a bridge and does not damage the bridge, it should be classified as a vehicle fire. 131 Passenger vehicle fire. Includes any motorized passenger vehicle, other than a motor home (136) (e.g., pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, buses). 132 Road freight or transport vehicle fire. Includes commercial freight hauling vehicles and contractor vans or trucks. Examples are moving trucks, plumber vans, and delivery trucks. 133 Rail vehicle fire. Includes all rail cars, including intermodal containers and passenger cars that are mounted on a rail car. 134 Water vehicle fire. Includes boats, barges, hovercraft, and all other vehicles designed for navigation on water. 135 Aircraft fire. Includes fires originating in or on an aircraft, regardless of use. 136 Self-propelled motor home or recreational vehicle. Includes only self-propelled motor homes or recreational vehicles when being used in a transport mode. Excludes those used for normal residential use (122). 137 Camper or recreational vehicle (RV) fire, not self-propelled. Includes trailers. Excludes RVs on blocks or used regularly as a fixed building (122) and the vehicle towing the camper or RV or the campers mounted on pickups (131). 137A Open amusement ride on wheels/trailer. (Fire in an open amusement ride that is on wheels or trailer mounted, used in a fixed location.) 138 Off-road vehicle or heavy equipment fire. Includes dirt bikes, specialty off-road vehicles, earth-moving equipment (bulldozers), and farm equipment. 130 Mobile property (vehicle) fire, other. Natural vegetation fire. Excludes crops or plants under cultivation (see 170 series). 141 Forest, woods, or wildland fire. Includes fires involving vegetative fuels, other than prescribed fire (632), that occur in an area in which development is essentially nonexistent, except for roads, railroads, power lines, and the like. Also includes forests managed for lumber production and fires involving elevated fuels such as tree branches and crowns. Excludes areas in cultivation for agricultural purposes such as tree farms or crops (17x series). 142 Brush or brush-and-grass mixture fire. Includes ground fuels lying on or immediately above the ground such as duff, roots, dead leaves, fine dead wood, and downed logs. 142M Mulch fire. 143 Grass fire. Includes fire confined to area characterized by grass ground cover, with little or no involvement of other ground fuels; otherwise, see 142. 140 Natural vegetation fire, other.

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Outside rubbish fire. Includes all rubbish fires outside a structure or vehicle. 151 Outside rubbish, trash, or waste fire not included in 152155. Excludes outside rubbish fires in a container or receptacle (154). 152 Garbage dump or sanitary landfill fire. 153 Construction or demolition landfill fire. 154 Dumpster or other outside trash receptacle fire. Includes waste material from manufacturing or other production processes. Excludes materials that are not rubbish or have salvage value (161 or 162). 155 Outside stationary compactor or compacted trash fire. Includes fires where the only material burning is rubbish. Excludes fires where the compactor is damaged (162). 150 Outside rubbish fire, other. Special outside fire. Includes outside fires with definable value. Excludes crops and orchards (170 series). 161 Outside storage fire on residential or commercial/industrial property, not rubbish. Includes recyclable materials at dropoff points. 162 Outside equipment fire. Includes outside trash compactors, outside HVAC units, and irrigation pumps. Excludes special structures (110 series) and mobile construction equipment (130 series). 163 Outside gas or vapor combustion explosion without sustained fire. 164 Outside mailbox fire. Includes dropoff boxes for delivery services. 160 Special outside fire, other. Cultivated vegetation, crop fire 171 Cultivated grain or crop fire. Includes fires involving corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, and other plants before harvest. 172 Cultivated orchard or vineyard fire. 173 Cultivated trees or nursery stock fire. Includes fires involving Christmas tree farms and plants under cultivation for transport off-site for ornamental use. 170 Cultivated vegetation, crop fire, other. Fire, other 100 Fire, other. OVERPRESSURE, RUPTURE, EXPLOSION, OVERHEAT (NO FIRE). Excludes steam mistaken for smoke. Overpressure rupture from steam (no ensuing fire) 211 Overpressure rupture of steam pipe or pipeline. 212 Overpressure rupture of steam boiler. 213 Overpressure rupture of pressure or process vessel from steam. 210 Overpressure rupture from steam, other. Overpressure rupture from air or gas (no ensuing fire). Excludes steam or water vapor. 221 Overpressure rupture of air or gas pipe or pipeline. 222 Overpressure rupture of boiler from air or gas. Excludes steam-related overpressure ruptures. 223 Overpressure rupture of pressure or process vessel from air or gas, not steam. 220 Overpressure rupture from air or gas, other. Overpressure rupture from chemical reaction (no ensuing fire) 231 Overpressure rupture of pressure or process vessel from a chemical reaction. Explosion (no fire) 241 Munitions or bomb explosion (no fire). Includes explosions involving military ordnance, dynamite, nitroglycerin, plastic explosives, propellants, and similar agents with a UN classification 1.1 or 1.3. Includes primary and secondary high explosives. 242 Blasting agent explosion (no fire). Includes ammonium nitrate and fuel oil (ANFO) mixtures and explosives with a UN Classification 1.5 (also known as blasting agents). 243 Fireworks explosion (no fire). Includes all classes of fireworks. 240 Explosion (no fire), other. Excessive heat, scorch burns with no ignition 251 Excessive heat, overheat scorch burns with no ignition. Excludes lightning strikes with no ensuing fire (814). Overpressure rupture, explosion, overheat, other 200 Overpressure rupture, explosion, overheat, other.

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Incident type codes


RESCUE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE INCIDENT Medical assist 311 Medical assist. Includes incidents where medical assistance is provided to another group/agency that has primary EMS responsibility. (Example, providing assistance to another agency-assisting EMS with moving a heavy patient.) Emergency medical service incident 321 EMS call. Includes calls when the patient refuses treatment. Excludes vehicle accident with injury (322) and pedestrian struck (323). 322 Motor vehicle accident with injuries. Includes collision with other vehicle, fixed objects, or loss of control resulting in leaving the roadway. 323 Motor vehicle/pedestrian accident (MV Ped). Includes any motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian injury. 324 Motor vehicle accident with no injuries. Lock-In 331 Lock-in. Includes opening locked vehicles and gaining entry to locked areas for access by caretakers or rescuers, such as a child locked in a bathroom. Excludes lock-outs (511). Search for lost person 341 Search for person on land. Includes lost hikers and children, even where there is an incidental search of local bodies of water, such as a creek or river. 342 Search for person in water. Includes shoreline searches incidental to a reported drowning call. 343 Search for person underground. Includes caves, mines, tunnels, and the like. 340 Search for lost person, other. Extrication, rescue 351 Extrication of victim(s) from building or structure, such as a building collapse. Excludes high-angle rescue (356). 352 Extrication of victim(s) from vehicle. Includes rescues from vehicles hanging off a bridge or cliff. 353 Removal of victim(s) from stalled elevator. 354 Trench/below-grade rescue. 355 Confined space rescue. Includes rescues from the interiors of tanks, including areas with potential for hazardous atmospheres such as silos, wells, and tunnels. 356 High-angle rescue. Includes rope rescue and rescues off of structures. 357 Extrication of victim(s) from machinery. Includes extrication from farm or industrial equipment. 350 Extrication, rescue, other. Water and ice-related rescue 361 Swimming/recreational water areas rescue. Includes pools and ponds. Excludes ice rescue (362). 362 Ice rescue. Includes only cases where victim is stranded on ice or has fallen through ice. 363 Swift-water rescue. Includes flash flood conditions. 364 Surf rescue. 365 Watercraft rescue. Excludes rescues near the shore and in swimming/recreational areas (361). Includes people falling overboard at a significant distance from land. 360 Water and ice-related rescue, other. Electrical rescue 371 Electrocution or potential electrocution. Excludes people trapped by power lines (372). 372 Trapped by power lines. Includes people trapped by downed or dangling power lines or other energized electrical equipment. 370 Electrical rescue, other. Rescue or EMS standby 381 Rescue or EMS standby for hazardous conditions. Excludes aircraft standby (462). Rescue, emergency medical service (EMS) incident, other 300 Rescue and EMS incident, other.

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Incident type codes


HAZARDOUS CONDITION (NO FIRE) Combustible/flammable spills and leaks 411 Gasoline or other flammable liquid spill (flash point below 100 degrees F at standard temperature and pressure (Class I)). 412 Gas leak (natural gas or LPG). Excludes gas odors with no source found (671). 413 Oil or other combustible liquid spill (flash point at or above 100 degrees F at standard temperature and pressure (Class II or III)). 410 Combustible and flammable gas or liquid spills or leaks, other. Chemical release, reaction, or toxic condition 421 Chemical hazard (no spill or leak). Includes the potential for spills or leaks. 422 Chemical spill or leak. Includes unstable, reactive, explosive material. 423 Refrigeration leak. Includes ammonia. 424 Carbon monoxide incident. Excludes incidents with nothing found (736 or 746). 420 Toxic chemical condition, other. Radioactive condition 431 Radiation leak, radioactive material. Includes release of radiation due to breaching of container or other accidental release. 430 Radioactive condition, other. Electrical wiring/equipment problem 441 Heat from short circuit (wiring), defective or worn insulation. 442 Overheated motor or wiring. 443 Breakdown of light ballast. 444 Power line down. Excludes people trapped by downed power lines (372). 445 Arcing, shorted electrical equipment. 440 Electrical wiring/equipment problem, other. Biological hazard 451 Biological hazard, confirmed or suspected. Accident, potential accident 461 Building or structure weakened or collapsed. Excludes incidents where people are trapped (351). 462 Aircraft standby. Includes routine standby for takeoff and landing as well as emergency alerts at airports. 463 Vehicle accident, general cleanup. Includes incidents where FD is dispatched after the accident to clear away debris. Excludes extrication from vehicle (352) and flammable liquid spills (411 or 413). 460 Accident, potential accident, other. Explosive, bomb removal 471 Explosive, bomb removal. Includes disarming, rendering safe, and disposing of bombs or suspected devices. Excludes bomb scare (721). Attempted burning, illegal action 481 Attempt to burn. Includes situations in which incendiary devices fail to function. 482 Threat to burn. Includes verbal threats and persons threatening to set themselves on fire. Excludes an attempted burning (481). 480 Attempted burning, illegal action, other. Hazardous condition, other 400 Hazardous condition (no fire), other.

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Incident type codes


SERVICE CALL Person in distress 511 Lock-out. Includes efforts to remove keys from locked vehicles. Excludes lock-ins (331). 512 Ring or jewelry removal, without transport to hospital. Excludes persons injured (321). 510 Person in distress, other. Water problem 521 Water (not people) evacuation. Includes the removal of water from basements. Excludes water rescues (360 series). 522 Water or steam leak. Includes open hydrant. Excludes overpressure ruptures (211). 520 Water problem, other. Smoke, odor problem 531 Smoke or odor removal. Excludes the removal of any hazardous materials. Animal problem or rescue 541 Animal problem. Includes persons trapped by an animal or an animal on the loose. 542 Animal rescue. 540 Animal problem or rescue, other. Public service assistance 551 Assist police or other governmental agency. Includes forcible entry and the provision of lighting. 552 Police matter. Includes incidents where FD is called to a scene that should be handled by the police. 553 Public service. Excludes service to governmental agencies (551 or 552). 554 Assist invalid. Includes incidents where the invalid calls the FD for routine help, such as assisting a person in returning to bed or chair, with no transport or medical treatment given. 555 Defective elevator, no occupants. 550 Public service assistance, other. Unauthorized burning 561 Unauthorized burning. Includes fires that are under control and not endangering property. Cover assignment, standby at fire station, move-up 571 Cover assignment, assist other fire agency such as standby at a fire station or move-up. Service call, other 500 Service call, other. GOOD INTENT CALL Dispatched and canceled en route 611 Dispatched and canceled en route. Incident cleared or canceled prior to arrival of the responding unit. If a unit arrives on the scene, fill out the applicable code. Wrong location, no emergency found 621 Wrong location. Excludes malicious false alarms (710 series). 622 No incident found on arrival at dispatch address. Controlled burning 631 Authorized controlled burning. Includes fires that are agricultural in nature and managed by the property owner. Excludes unauthorized controlled burning (561) and prescribed fires (632). 632 Prescribed fire. Includes fires ignited by management actions to meet specific objectives and have a written, approved prescribed fire plan prior to ignition. Excludes authorized controlled burning (631). Vicinity alarm 641 Vicinity alarm (incident in other location). For use only when an erroneous report is received for a legitimate incident. Includes separate locations reported for an actual fire and multiple boxes pulled for one fire.

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Steam, other gas mistaken for smoke 651 Smoke scare, odor of smoke, not steam (652). Excludes gas scares or odors of gas (671). 652 Steam, vapor, fog, or dust thought to be smoke. 653 Smoke from barbecue or tar kettle (no hostile fire). 650 Steam, other gas mistaken for smoke, other. EMS call where party has been transported 661 EMS call where injured party has been transported by a non-fire service agency or left the scene prior to arrival. HazMat release investigation w/no HazMat found 671 Hazardous material release investigation with no hazardous condition found. Includes odor of gas with no leak/gas found. 672 Biological hazard investigation with no hazardous condition found. Good intent call, other 600 Good intent call, other. FALSE ALARM AND FALSE CALL Malicious, mischievous false alarm 711 Municipal alarm system, malicious false alarm. Includes alarms transmitted on street fire alarm boxes. 712 Direct tie to fire department, malicious false alarm. Includes malicious alarms transmitted via fire alarm system directly tied to the fire department, not via dialed telephone. 713 Telephone, malicious false alarm. Includes false alarms transmitted via the public telephone network using the local emergency reporting number of the fire department or another emergency service agency. 714 Central station, malicious false alarm. Includes malicious false alarms via a central-station-monitored fire alarm system. 715 Local alarm system, malicious false alarm. Includes malicious false alarms reported via telephone or other means as a result of activation of a local fire alarm system. 710 Malicious, mischievous false alarm, other. Bomb scare 721 Bomb scare (no bomb). System or detector malfunction. Includes improper performance of fire alarm system that is not a result of a proper system response to environmental stimuli such as smoke or high heat conditions. 731 Sprinkler activated due to the failure or malfunction of the sprinkler system. Includes any failure of sprinkler equipment that leads to sprinkler activation with no fire present. Excludes unintentional operation caused by damage to the sprinkler system (740 series). 732 Extinguishing system activation due to malfunction. 733 Smoke detector activation due to malfunction. 734 Heat detector activation due to malfunction. 735 Alarm system activation due to malfunction. 736 Carbon monoxide detector activation due to malfunction. 730 System or detector malfunction, other. Unintentional system or detector operation (no fire). Includes tripping an interior device accidentally. 741 Sprinkler activation (no fire), unintentional. Includes testing the sprinkler system without fire department notification. 742 Extinguishing system activation. Includes testing the extinguishing system without fire department notification. 743 Smoke detector activation (no fire), unintentional. Includes proper system responses to environmental stimuli such as non-hostile smoke. 744 Detector activation (no fire), unintentional. A result of a proper system response to environmental stimuli such as high heat conditions 745 Alarm system activation (no fire), unintentional. 746 Carbon monoxide detector activation (no carbon monoxide detected). Excludes carbon monoxide detector malfunction. 740 Unintentional transmission of alarm, other.

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Biohazard scare 751 Biological hazard, malicious false report. False alarm and false call, other 700 False alarm or false call, other. SEVERE WEATHER AND NATURAL DISASTER 811 Earthquake assessment, no rescue or other service rendered. 812 Flood assessment. Excludes water rescue (360 series). 813 Wind storm. Includes tornado, hurricane, or cyclone assessment. No other service rendered. 814 Lightning strike (no fire). Includes investigation. 815 Severe weather or natural disaster standby. 800 Severe weather or natural disaster, other. SPECIAL INCIDENT TYPE Citizen complaint 911 Citizens complaint. Includes reports of code or ordinance violation. Special type of incident, other 900 Special type of incident, other.

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NJ DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL ARSON / K-9 UNIT 2010 MONTHLY INVESTIGATION STATISTICAL REPORT
CLASSIFICATION
COMPLAINT/INSPECTION ORIGIN & CAUSE INVEST. ORIGIN & CAUSE W/CIV. INJ. ORIGIN & CAUSE W/CIV. FAT. ORIGIN & CAUSE W/FF. INJ. ORIGIN & CAUSE W/FF. FAT. FF INJURY FF FATALITY K-9 ACCELERANT DETECTION ORIGIN & CAUSE WITH K-9 SPECIAL INVESTIGATION CANCELLED ENROUTE

JAN
0 6 1 1 1 0 4 0 5 1 0 1

FEB
0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0

MAR
0 6 1 0 0 0 5 0 5 2 0 0

APR
0 7 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 0

MAY
0 5 1 0 1 0 4 0 5 0 0 0

JUN
0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1

JUL
0 8 1 0 1 0 9 0 4 1 0 1

AUG
0 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 0

SEP
0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0

OCT
0 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0

NOV
0 7 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0

DEC TOTAL
0 16 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 73 7 3 5 0 45 0 31 10 1 3

TOTAL
FIRES BY CAUSE
ACCIDENTAL INCENDIARY NATURAL UNDETERMINED

20 JAN
1 6 0 7

8 FEB
1 3 0 2

19 MAR
3 4 0 4

13 APR
1 4 0 5

16 MAY
2 5 0 5

9 JUN
1 1 0 5

25 JUL
7 5 0 4

13 AUG
2 1 0 6

8 SEP
2 2 0 1

13 OCT
6 3 0 1

20 NOV
6 2 0 1

22

178

DEC TOTAL
6 6 0 5 38 42 0 46

INVESTIGATOR STATISTICS
TRAINING HOURS K-9 DEMONSTRATIONS

JAN
16 3

FEB
65 2

MAR
40 6

APR
32 5

MAY
60 6

JUN
42 2

JUL
24 2

AUG
20 3

SEP
32 7

OCT
30 12

NOV
24 6

DEC TOTAL
20 2 405 56

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