2010 Call Stats - A Record Breaking Year

The North Catasauqua Fire Department set a new department record in 2010, having been dispatched to 154 calls in 2010 compared to 75 in 2009, representing a 105% increase.  In fact, over a 7 year period from from 2003-2009, NCFD averaged 91 calls per year.  For the year 2010, this represents a significant increase in call volume.

2010
January 5
February 10
March 11
April 14
May 9
June 9
July 20
August 13
September 12
October 18
November 15
December 17
2010 Total 154

The increase is largely due to an increased automatic mutual aid response with the neighboring fire departments in Catasauqua and Northampton Boroughs.  In earlier years, automatic mutual aid was often only utilized on Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 6:oo pm.  Due to a continued decline in the number of volunteer firefighters available at all hours of the day and even on weekends, fire departments found themselves leaning on neighbors for help and back up more frequently.

 

The North Catasauqua Fire Department would like to thank all officers and members for the dedication and hard work in 2010 as we  look forward to 2011.