Fire Rescue Events measures the rate of fire rescue events responded to per 1,000 population. Fire rescue events include fire events, rescue events, medical events and other public hazards such as alarms, bombs, explosions and dangerous goods events. The measure is calculated based on the number of calls for which a response is dispatched. The data is collected through Computer Aided Dispatch as 911 calls come in to Fire Rescue Services. Fire rescue events are considered an indicator as the City has limited control over these events.
The City of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services protects the lives, property and environment of the people who live, visit and work in Edmonton. The number of events Fire Rescue Services respond to is one indicator for how safe the city is.
Data source: Fire Rescue Services Record Management System (RMS)