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June 14, 2012 | 12:00 a.m. CST
The ideal response time in minutes it should take the Columbia Fire Department to respond to calls. Its goal is to respond to 90 percent of calls within this amount of time. The breakdown is one minute to dispatch, one minute for the crew to respond, four minutes to drive to the scene and approximately 30 seconds to put on protective clothing.
The Columbia Fire Department’s overall average response time in minutes in 2011.
The number of people injured in Columbia fires in the past year. Five of them were civilian injuries, and eight were firefighter injuries.
The number of Columbia fires caused by unattended cooking, which makes it the most common cause of fires in 2011.
The number of fires that took place in 2011. However, the fire department received more than 10,000 emergency calls in general in 2011.
The most current version of the International Fire Code. Columbia began complying with fire codes in 1962. The city adopts a new fire code every three years. Columbia is getting ready to adopt the 2012 version soon.
The amount of damage in dollars caused by the most costly fire in 2011. It happened Nov. 11 at a decommissioned MU research building on Sinclair Road.