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2018 Fire Call Stats
Jan 22
Feb 16
Mar 17
Apr 20
May 21
Jun 17
Jul 21
Aug 20
Sep 25
Oct 22
Nov 23
Dec 0
Total 224

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Jan 123 144
Feb 104 139
Mar 98 125
Apr 89 154
May 96 127
Jun 122 131
Jul 98 128
Aug 102 135
Sep 127 140
Oct 106 120
Nov 100 139
Dec 0 0
Total 1165 1482

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Year Fire EMS
2017 242 2562
2016 289 2484
2015 312 2329
2014 310 2388
2013 259 2294
2012 284 2045
2011 308 1278
2010 275 621
2009 304 639
2008 314 707
2007 321 663
2006 316 727
2005 344 796
2004 349 743

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Annual Hose Testing
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By Assistant Fire Chief Adam Grossman
October 31, 2017

The Westwood Fire Company conducted fire hose testing contracted through a third party company. The purpose of fire hose testing is to provide a reasonable level of safety for users of fire hose and a reasonable degree of assurance that the hose, coupling assemblies, appliances, and nozzles will perform as designed.

Fire hose testing is conducted regularly and is required by NFPA 1962, Standard for the Care, Use, Inspection, Service Testing, and Replacement of Fire Hose, Couplings, Nozzles, and Fire Hose Appliances. In conjunction with hose testing, our ladders and water pumps will also be tested to ensure compliance with federal guidelines.

A lot of cost associated with a fire department is meeting standards for safety and health that are beyond our control but require us to meet for liability purposes. It is essential we follow these guidelines for the safety of our personnel and community members. We would rather a large diameter hose burst during a test of its maximum pressure then on a fire scene causing injury to our people or community members.

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All the fire hose was stripped from our apparatus and pressure tested to ensure its durability.
All the fire hose was stripped from our apparatus and pressure tested to ensure its durability.
 
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