07/16/09 65 W - + 12 - 9 Raleigh vs. Richmond

In response to the question asked on this prior posting about Richmond, here's a comparison of the two departments.

27 stations
28 engines
8 ladders
3 rescues
4 battalions
34,863 calls (2009)
385,507 (2009)
115.6 square miles
one engine per 13,768 people
one engine per 4.2 square miles

20 stations
20 quints
3 rescues
3 battalions
30,000+ calls per year
200,123 (2007)
60 square miles (2000)
one quint per 10,006 people
one quint per 3 square miles

Quint concept, yuuccckkk!!!!
Silver - 07/16/09 - 16:01

DJ - 07/16/09 - 16:21

Yep… is it a ladder, is it an engine, is it a ladder, is it an engine, is it a ladder, is it an engine, is it a ladder, is it an engine??????? Apparatus gender confusion at its best!!
A.Rich - 07/16/09 - 22:54

Hate the idea of using quints without having real ladders. Ditto AC!! Wonder how the staffing numbers and budget breakout compares with ours?
Goose - 07/20/09 - 09:55

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