All calls concerned with actual burning or explosions. This category includes
fires in buildings and vehicles as well as brush fires, refuse fires and fires
in spilled fuel.
Automatic Fire Alarm
Calls triggered by an automated alarm system detecting smoke or heat, or that is
manually activated (pull station).
Calls are related to removing people from dangerous situations including
extrication from crushed vehicles or machinery, removal from the water or ice,
searching for lost persons and assisting people who are locked in a structure or
Emergency medical situations; for example, heart attacks, strokes and lack of
respiration or occasions when people need a medical assist, such as a fall
without injury where someone needs help getting up.
Situations of spills or leaks without ignition, excessive heat conditions, power
lines down, aircraft emergencies, chemical emergencies and overpressure
situations causing pipe or container ruptures.
Calls involving people being locked out of structures, removing water from
structures, assisting the police, checking unauthorized burning,
smoke and odor investigations and steam or other vapor mistaken for smoke.
Alarm calls where no emergency situation exists such as malicious mischief, a
bomb scare, alarm system malfunction or unintentional alarms.
Calls not otherwise classified. These are usually responses discontinued before arrival on the scene.