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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

#EMSWEEK2014 PGFD Response Data

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     TWITTER: @PGFDPIO

This is EMS Week 2014.  The following numbers demonstrate the number of incidents our dedicated members (career and volunteer) of the Fire/EMS Department respond to each day.  By far, EMS units respond on more incidents than our suppression units.

In calendar year 2013 the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department (PGFD) responded to 132,930 calls for service.  This total reflects a reduction in our total responses in CY 2012 by 2,453 incidents.


Every 4 minutes, PGFD responds to an incident (Fire/EMS)

Every 5 minutes, someone in Prince George’s County calls for an ambulance

EMS/Fire Ratio - 80%/20%

Per Month...

About 11,000 incidents on average (9000 EMS, 2000 Fire)

Per Day...

About 360 incidents on average (290 EMS, 70 Fire)

About 7 incidents (Potential Cardiac arrest) calls per day

Per Hour...

About 15 incidents on average (12 EMS, 3 Fire)

In 2013, the Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance transport units (2) from the Silver Hill Fire/EMS Station 829 responded on 7,868 calls for service.  This is more than any other transport unit in the County.

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