BOX ALARM JURISDICTION
ON A BOX ALARM, STATION 13 RESPONDS TO A DIVERSE 75 SQUARE MILES OF URBAN, SUBURBAN, RURAL AREA. THE FIRST DUE JURISDICTION IS 8 SQUARE MILES AND THERE ARE 24 MILES OF INTERSTATE AND PRIMARY
ROADWAYS IN THE FIRST DUE.
BOX ALARM RESPONSE AREA
"Our box alarm response area is extremely diverse and allows for a wide array of training opportunities. There are hundreds of apartment buildings, forty or so mid/high rises and huge developments. Since joining I have learned a lot about building construction and layouts- especially when it comes to O/V training."
- Live-In FF/EMT Ryan
Members training on vertical ventilation on the roof of a vacant commercial strip.
There are over 450 multi-family structures in our box response area- most of them right in the first due. Members train consistently on stretching in stairwells, Vent-Enter-Search, and aerial placement to prepare for incidents in these high-hazards.
Station 13 units respond to box alarms in over 45 mid/high rises, allowing for training opportunities not available in most volunteer fire jurisdictions. Members conduct walk-throughs of the first due structures on a yearly basis.
Covering 24 square miles on interstate and primary roadways, 13 units remain busy when it comes to accidents. On a rainy day, Station 13 can see an average of 5 accidents a day and about 14 accidents with entrapment per year.