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PFD Responds to Record Number of Incidents in 2022
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January 31, 2023

Your Phoenixville Fire Department responded to 662 calls for service in 2022. This represents an increase of 63 incidents over 2021, and a record for annual call volume.

This chart breaks down the incidents by type. While some of the types are self-explanatory, here are explanations and examples of others:
‣ Rescue & Emergency Medical Service: vehicle accidents, water rescues, assisting the ambulance
‣ Hazardous Condition (No Fire): carbon monoxide leaking from a heater, downed power lines, gasoline leak
‣ Service Call: assisting another agency such as the police department or assisting with a water leak
‣ Good Intent Call: someone reporting they see smoke coming from a house but it is found to be steam from a clothes dryer vent or FD being canceled before arriving on location
‣ Special Incident Type: non-emergency situation or complaint in which fire equipment is not normally needed, normally handled by a couple firefighters or a chief, example: neighbor complaints about smoke from a fire pit or chiminea.

The largest quantity of incidents was False Alarms & False Calls, followed closely by Rescue & Emergency Medical Service.

Below is a breakdown of number of incidents by municipality:
Charlestown Township - 1
Collegeville Borough - 7
East Nottingham Township - 1
East Pikeland Township - 7
Easttown Township - 1
Lower Providence Township - 7
North Coventry Township - 1
Phoenixville Borough - 575
Pottstown Borough - 1
Royersford Borough - 2
Schuylkill Township - 6
Tredyffrin Township - 2
Upper Merion Township - 1
Upper Providence Township - 49
West Norriton Township - 1

The category types are defined by the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).

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