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February 1, 2022 - 12:33pm

City Fire issues report on 2021

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Press  release:

As 2021 has drawn to a close, the City of Batavia Fire Department has evaluated the services and programs provided throughout the year in its continuous quality improvement process.

“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected the City Fire operations and we continue to develop our operational model and service delivery in response.  Our mission calls us to protect and preserve life, property, and the environment and we do a great job providing professional service at the highest level to residents of the City of Batavia,” said Dan Herberger, City of Batavia Fire Chief.

As a result, the department is regularly evaluating policies, procedures, and service delivery programs and began the hiring process in October of 2021 to fill several firefighter vacancies.  Below is a year-end summary for 2021.

Total alarms for 2021                                                             2390

  • Fires, 66
  • Overpressure Rupture, Explosion, Overheating, 7
  • Emergency Medical Services, 1580
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents, 63
  • Pedestrian Struck, 17
  • Extrication (vehicle, machinery, building), 5
  • Elevator Rescue, 4
  • Ice / Swift Water Rescue, 2
  • Hazardous Conditions, 90
  • Service Calls, 132
  • Good Intent Calls, 110
  • Fire / Carbon Monoxide Alarm Activations, 301
  • Severe Weather, 7
  • Special Incident Type, 6
  • Mutual Given, 25
  • Mutual Received, 15
  • Busiest Month, December (234)
  • Busiest Day, Tuesday (375)             
  • Busiest Time of Day, 1000 – 1059 hrs. (160)
  • Slowest Month, January (150)
  • Slowest Day, Sunday (280)
  • Slowest Time of Day, 0400 – 0459 hrs. (38)
  • City Response Time (Time of Dispatch to on-scene arrival):
    • 10 minutes or less         99%
    • 8 minutes or less           97%
    • 6 minutes or less           90 %
    • 4 minutes or less           61 %
  • Times two or more calls for service simultaneously, 519
  • Fire prevention programs – 31events, 104 adult / 2124 children Points of Contact  (Includes: station tours, fire drills, school visits)
  • Fire Extinguisher Training, 19 events, 691 points of contact
  • Smoke Alarm / CO alarm installs, 29
  • Smoke alarm / CO alarm battery replacements, 21
  • Juvenile Fire Setter Interventions, 2
  • Car Seat Installation / inspections, 158
  • Special Events Inspections, 80
  • Commercial Building Inspection, 334
  • Multi-family Dwelling Inspections, 38                              

Overall, the total call volume for the year was up by approximately 5%. 

“I want to thank all of the City of Batavia Fire Fighters, staff, partners in other City departments, County emergency service partners, mutual aid partners, residents, and businesses for their support and assistance to the department.  I look forward to a safe and healthy 2022,” said Dan Herberger, Fire Chief. 

As always, you can contact the City of Batavia Fire Headquarters for any questions that you may have at 585-345-6375.

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