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The Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District was formed October 1st, 1982 as a volunteer organization providing services to a largely undeveloped section of the Highway 280 corridor in northeastern Shelby County. The first paid firefighters began working in January 1987. The first paid fire chief began in 1990 and in 1993 services were provided to the Rex Lake Fire District.

 

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The Cahaba Valley Fire and EMR District provides fire suppression and emergency medical services including transport to approximately 25,000 customers as well as thousands of drivers traveling the Highway 280 corridor each day. Responding from four stations, the men and women of CVFD answer around 3,500 calls for assistance each year. The department’s response area is a mix of residential and commercial property located in the northern section of the county. CVFD provides protection to many subdivisions including Brook Highland, Highland Lakes, Highland Village, Eagle Point, Shoal Creek, The Narrows, Smyer Lake, Fowler Lake, Holly Brook Lake, and to the town of Mt. Laurel. Today, there are 18 full-time employees, 27 part time employees, 3 volunteers, and 16 with the Resident “Live-in” Program that trains firefighters for professional fire and EMS certification. The Fire District is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees who are residents of the Fire District. The Board members are elected to four-year terms and serve without compensation.

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2020 Number of responses to date

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   JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotalAverage
Total number of incidents:This year >>>>> 2020 310240246219        1015253.8
 Last year >>>>> 2019 3002922743202893142762962733192532803136290.5
                 
Breakdown of incident types:Structure fires 6259        225.5
 In District 1133        82.0
 Vehicle fires 1101        30.8
 Brush fires 4260        123.0
 Other fires / Hazardous Cond 3159        184.5
 EMS – Medical 16114012297        520130.0
 MVC – Injuries 131389        4310.8
 MVC – No injuries 129154        4010.0
 Alarm – Fire/Medical 13151111        5012.5
 Alarm – False/Good Int 54283738        15739.3
 Service 43293741        15037.5
Emergency/Non-emergency Emergency NANA241205        446223.0
 Non-Emergency NANA517        2211.0
   JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotalAverage
Total number of incidents:This year >>>>> 2019 3002922743202893142762962733192532803486290.5
 Last year >>>>> 2018 2372432632362912782592242683122742803136263.8
                 
Breakdown of incident types:Structure fires 9845535104845705.8
 In District 323332234321312.6
 Vehicle fires 001022120121121.0
 Brush fires 016223416 42312.8
 Other fires / Hazardous Cond 053786712113443.7
 EMS – Medical 1891831741801951701751691671801501572089174.1
 MVC – Injuries 30332626342015212319141827923.3
 MVC – No injuries 101085586107714181089.0
 Alarm – Fire/Medical 154191812112521815212722318.6
 Alarm – False/Good Int 41193440444248362837333643836.5
 Service 40334243443938562771324150642.2
Emergency/Non-emergency Emergency 2512482302482262112872342292662142212865238.8
 Non-Emergency 49101336133422261531212529524.6
                 
Incident percentages:Fire 4.0%5.5%6.2%5.3%6.9%5.1%6.9%5.7%5.9%4.1%5.1%4.3%5.4%5.4%
 Medical 63.0%62.7%63.5%56.3%67.5%54.1%63.4%57.1%61.2%56.4%59.3%56.1%60.0%60.0%
 Wreck 13.3%14.7%12.4%9.7%13.5%8.9%7.6%10.5%11.0%8.2%11.1%12.9%11.1%11.1%
 Alarm 18.7%20.5%15.7%18.1%19.4%16.9%26.4%19.3%13.2%16.3%21.3%22.5%19.0%19.0%
 Other 13.3%11.3%15.3%13.4%15.2%12.4%13.8%18.9%9.9%22.3%12.6%14.6%14.4%14.4%
Calls by station:181 701571501751631591621601551801351531819151.6
 182 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A#DIV/0!
 183 51515252664662534959526065354.4
 184 23452334312236302034213135029.2
 185 55394956524646534945383556346.9
 Other N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0#DIV/0!
Multiple call occurences:Two 49424247504346374051283350842.3
 Three 44619126134497131018.4
 More than three 102232201431211.8
 Total 54465068655161414564384763052.5
Mutual aid incidents:Given 80877568747660827566466585471.2
 Received 13157112279912911412910.8
Response time (Minutes):Total response 0:09:320:09:100:10:070:09:420:09:130:09:550:10:150:09:490:09:030:09:530:10:030:10:22 0:09:45
 Enroute (b 90th percentile per NFPA 1710) 0:02:440:02:090:01:550:01:580:02:000:01:400:01:570:01:420:01:510:01:590:02:200:02:12 0:02:02
 Response (90th percentile per NFPA 1710) 0:06:480:07:010:08:120:07:440:07:130:08:150:08:180:08:070:07:120:07:540:07:430:08:10 0:07:43
   JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotalAverage
Total number of incidents:This year >>>>> 2018 2372432632362912782592242683122743303215267.9
 Last year >>>>> 2017 2452342462602692542762712452632932803136261.3
                 
Breakdown of incident types:Structure fires 3102422131547443.7
 Vehicle fires 212241118121262.2
 Brush fires 211100104321161.3
 Other fires / Hazardous Cond 307328021243352.9
 EMS – Medical 1121141171191711311761131901611842051793149.4
 MVC – Injuries 20211123293023353444423334528.8
 MVC – No injuries 81493108754058816.8
 Alarm – Fire/Medical 1009141716141018271414011.7
 Alarm – False/Good Int 42476739373935142226262742135.1
 Service 44444935434225312135242241534.6
Emergency/Non-emergency Emergency 2021932072052532432591862443022523072853237.8
 Non-Emergency 81113121415022610441199.9
                 
Incident percentages:Fire 4.2%1.2%3.8%3.4%3.4%4.0%1.5%1.8%6.0%6.7%4.4%3.6%3.7%3.7%
 Medical 47.3%46.9%44.5%50.4%58.8%47.1%68.0%50.4%70.9%51.6%67.2%62.1%55.4%55.4%
 Wreck 11.8%14.4%7.6%11.0%13.4%13.7%11.6%17.9%14.2%14.1%17.2%12.4%13.3%13.3%
 Alarm 18.1%19.3%25.5%20.3%17.5%20.1%19.7%12.5%11.9%14.1%19.3%12.4%17.6%17.6%
 Other 18.6%18.1%18.6%14.8%14.8%15.1%9.7%13.8%7.8%11.2%8.8%6.7%13.2%13.2%
Calls by station:181 1411361641031561661651391591731541741830152.5
 182 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A#DIV/0!
 183 32383943464223364250274846638.8
 184 19222029292621172630262529024.2
 185 45474451605150323959675660150.1
 Other N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0#DIV/0!
Multiple call occurences:Two 31383130534440194844405647439.5
 Three 6103268357769726.0
 More than three 322144001229302.5
 Total 40503633635643245653487457648.0
Mutual aid incidents:Given 52707276506755415847434867956.6
 Received 43858107591166826.8
   JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotalAverage
Total number of incidents:This year >>>>> 2017 2452342462602692542762712452632932803136261.3
 Last year >>>>> 2016 2632842622892993273764262662962543253667305.6
                 
Breakdown of incident types:Structure fires 01000001011150.4
 Vehicle fires 031620436114312.6
 Brush fires 166201111210221.8
 Other fires / Hazardous Cond 343056255437473.9
 EMS – Medical 106100921271101011341171351241681151429119.1
 MVC – Injuries 20222013152426291914321825221.0
 MVC – No injuries 128131113985571281119.3
 Alarm – Fire/Medical 01011002110070.6
 Alarm – False/Good Int 52364947656056512948425759249.3
 Service 51536253585345574461337064053.3
Emergency/Non-emergency Emergency 1951891892032082042192011942002362242462205.2
 Non-Emergency 10101312127111092181213511.3
                 
Incident percentages:Fire 1.6%6.0%4.1%3.1%2.6%2.8%2.5%3.7%4.9%3.0%2.0%4.3%3.4%3.4%
 Medical 43.3%42.7%37.4%48.8%40.9%39.8%48.6%43.2%55.1%47.1%57.3%41.1%45.4%45.4%
 Wreck 13.1%12.8%13.4%9.2%10.4%13.0%12.3%12.5%9.8%8.0%15.0%9.3%11.6%11.6%
 Alarm 21.2%15.8%19.9%18.5%24.5%23.6%20.3%19.6%12.2%18.6%14.3%20.4%19.1%19.1%
 Other 20.8%22.6%25.2%20.4%21.6%20.9%16.3%21.0%18.0%23.2%11.3%25.0%20.5%20.5%
Calls by station:181 1361311661561581541561601531651901701895157.9
 182 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A#DIV/0!
 183 43313034453346273438313843035.8
 184 22161520132021221323242723619.7
 185 44563550534753614537484757648.0
 Other N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0#DIV/0!
Multiple call occurences:Two 34302644353638423338404944537.1
 Three 6269431243665665.5
 More than three 474372742262504.2
 Total 44393656464157503846525656146.8
Mutual aid incidents:Given 66676982867591906370717390375.3
 Received 483106810645610806.7
   JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotalAverage
Total number of incidents:This year >>>>> 2016 2632842622892993273764262662962543253667305.6
 Last year >>>>> 2015 3382643323252943023142982952572742863579298.3
                 
Breakdown of incident types:Structure fires 01011030100180.7
 Vehicle fires 103101274310231.9
 Brush fires 122422006484352.9
 Other fires / Hazardous Cond 2544474636106615.1
 EMS – Medical 10011811313413213716718311592801251496124.7
 MVC – Injuries 17181518261518412025252826622.2
 MVC – No injuries 12106111391015131262013711.4
 Alarm – Fire/Medical 00101000210160.5
 Alarm – False/Good Int 595652496274104933978587880266.8
 Service 71746667588268816375666283369.4
Emergency/Non-emergency Emergency 1511801701771851952203082142222012632486207.2
 Non-Emergency 34141625212519201210121522318.6
                 
Incident percentages:Fire 1.5%2.8%3.4%3.5%2.3%3.1%2.4%3.1%5.3%4.4%7.5%3.4%3.5%3.5%
 Medical 38.0%41.5%43.1%46.4%44.1%41.9%44.4%43.0%43.2%31.1%31.5%38.5%40.6%40.6%
 Wreck 11.0%9.9%8.0%10.0%13.0%7.3%7.4%13.1%12.4%12.5%12.2%14.8%11.0%11.0%
 Alarm 22.4%19.7%20.2%17.0%21.1%22.6%27.7%21.8%15.4%26.7%22.8%24.3%21.8%21.8%
 Other 27.0%26.1%25.2%23.2%19.4%25.1%18.1%19.0%23.7%25.3%26.0%19.1%23.1%23.1%
Calls by station:181 1381661471321661321831931461641542071928160.7
 182 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A#DIV/0!
 183 32332435294232435042314143436.2
 184 4341466163931081501632192269457.8
 185 50444150414953345458505557948.3
 Other N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0#DIV/0!
Multiple call occurences:Two 42514350495672753631296059449.5
 Three 653108613966414907.5
 More than three 33143710105632574.8
 Total 51594764606995944743367674161.8
Mutual aid incidents:Given 126120931531031221952248310884861497124.8
 Received 869761015148141061139.4
   **Jan2014 Winter Weather Events         
   JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotalAverage
Total number of incidents:This year >>>>> 2015 3382643323252943023142982952572742863579298.3
 Last year >>>>> 2014 4361601992432632582282202602842882993138261.5
                 
Breakdown of incident types:Structure fires 02000301001070.6
 Vehicle fires 021022142011161.3
 Brush fires 461111521230272.3
 Other fires / Hazardous Cond 118143325433383.2
 EMS – Medical 1481091481361291101151291281041001131469122.4
 MVC – Injuries 11623241491852016241818815.7
 MVC – No injuries 1313121097107810881159.6
 Alarm – Fire/Medical 423100415000201.7
 Alarm – False/Good Int 84667383528864715450677782969.1
 Service 73576369837994767271676687072.5
Emergency/Non-emergency Emergency 2441632122261951731992081701741541852303191.9
 Non-Emergency 33252424453448283831333039332.8
                 
                 
Incident percentages:Fire 1.5%4.2%3.0%0.6%2.4%3.0%2.9%3.0%2.7%2.3%2.9%1.4%2.5%2.5%
 Medical 43.8%41.3%44.6%41.8%43.9%36.4%36.6%43.3%43.4%40.5%36.5%39.5%41.0%41.0%
 Wreck 7.1%7.2%10.5%10.5%7.8%5.3%8.9%4.0%9.5%10.1%11.7%9.1%8.5%8.5%
 Alarm 26.0%25.8%22.9%25.8%17.7%29.1%21.7%24.2%20.0%19.5%24.5%26.9%23.7%23.7%
 Other 21.6%21.6%19.0%21.2%28.2%26.2%29.9%25.5%24.4%27.6%24.5%23.1%24.4%24.4%
Calls by station:181 1701281571521581521751641611131441581832152.7
 182 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0#DIV/0!
 183 31373938455454443439383348640.5
 184 82447077424047345435294459849.8
 185 55444058495638554666635162151.8
 Other N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0#DIV/0!
Multiple call occurences:Two 69314854463955366837433456046.7
 Three 141262447444433.6
 More than three 223656335322423.5
 Total 72375262574762438044494064553.8
Mutual aid incidents:Given 13811316113810111810710212597741041378114.8
 Received 1187569798688927.7
   JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotalAverage
Total number of incidents:This year >>>>>4361601992432632582282202602842882993138261.5
 Last year >>>>>1771722211921932082062312042012092302444203.7
                 
Breakdown of incident types:Structure fires 20210010002080.7
 Vehicle fires 101101401011110.9
 Brush fires 104122342223262.2
 Other fires 375033210411302.5
 EMS – Medical 1277468113116130105941081161411191311109.3
 MVC – Injuries 1366131211781820161614612.2
 MVC – No injuries308107877998171613611.3
 Alarm – Fire/Medical2422310010100342.8
 Alarm – False 165612161517131110111014211.8
 Service 219589592105898290111123971331294107.8
Emergency/Non-emergency Emergency N/A1191522102232121961452172322062342146195.1
 Non-Emergency N/A304733404232404338362640737.0
                 
                 
Incident percentages:Fire 1.6%4.4%6.0%1.2%1.9%2.3%4.4%2.3%1.2%2.1%2.1%1.7%2.6%2.6%
 Medical 29.1%46.3%34.2%46.5%44.1%50.4%46.1%42.7%41.5%40.8%49.0%39.8%42.5%42.5%
 Wreck 9.9%8.8%8.0%8.2%7.6%7.0%6.1%7.7%10.4%9.9%11.5%10.7%8.8%8.8%
 Alarm 9.2%4.4%4.0%6.2%6.5%5.8%7.5%6.4%4.2%3.9%3.8%3.3%5.4%5.4%
 Other 50.2%36.3%47.7%37.9%39.9%34.5%36.0%40.9%42.7%43.3%33.7%44.5%40.6%40.6%
Calls by station:181 2101231361671791771681541821811681692014167.8
 182 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0#DIV/0!
 183 82192227313327222327272036030.0
 184 266161415112116730557329024.2
 185 118122535383713234646383746839.0
 Other N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0#DIV/0!
Multiple call occurences:Two N/A151438303529303637535236933.5
 Three N/A24345349566514.6
 More than three N/A14986236343494.5
 Total 0182250424634375145636146939.1
Mutual aid incidents:Given N/A224253606448716210011113176469.5
 Received N/A89911127107146151089.8

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