Incident response mapping
It is common to see emergency vehicles en-route to an emergency or service incident, and now details about those calls are readily available. The Ann Arbor Fire Department has launched ResponseMapping.com, a new online, dynamic mapping tool that shows up-to-date data about incident locations, nature of the incidents, response times and more.
All incidents that are logged in the fire department's records management system are mapped and displayed through this tool as far back as the past six months. Incident addresses are rounded to a block number for mapping purposes and for resident confidentiality. Ten different incident category types are displayed on the map, ranging from fires, EMS requests, rescues and more.
[Click on map to visit Incident Response Mapping Application.]
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Fire risk survey results
A fire risk survey was recently conducted to gauge understanding of fire safety among adults, ages 18 and older, in our community. The data was collected as a general risk assessment and to identify, specifically, the level of fire education that may be needed. Thank you to all who participated in the survey! Following are the correct answers:
- Smoke detectors should be tested monthly. Just push the test button!
- Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years. Look on the back for the date of manufacture.
- A fire is more likely to result in injury or death at home. In 2016, 81 percent of civilian fire deaths and 73 percent of civilian fire injuries happened at home.
- The leading cause of home fire deaths is smoking. In order, the leading cause is smoking, cooking, heating equipment, electrical problems and intentional.
- Smoke detectors should be in every bedroom, at least one on every level, and the hallway outside of sleeping areas.
- These groups have a higher risk of fire death or injury: rural populations, adults over age 65, people with disabilities, smokers and those who are alcohol impaired.
AAFD participating in U-M EROCA study
Sudden cardiac arrest is a life-threatening condition in which the heart suddenly stops beating, thus also stopping blood flow to the body. The result is fatal if not reversed quickly; which is why first responders play a crucial role.
The Ann Arbor Fire Department is participating in the University of Michigan Emergency Medicine Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Refractory Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest study (EROCA). Adults in the city of Ann Arbor who experience sudden cardiac arrest and do not recover after initial attempts of CPR and advanced cardiac life support at the scene may be included in the study.
As detailed on its website, the EROCA study’s purpose is to examine the feasibility and potential benefit of early transport of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients with ongoing CPR to an emergency department with the proper, advanced equipment — extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
AAFD looks forward to helping provide valuable data and experiences to this potentially life-saving study.
Car seat safety
On the 2nd Wednesday of the month we partner with C. S. Mott Children's Hospital to host a community
Car Seat Fitting Station at Fire Station #6, 1881 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Please call
734.763.2251 to schedule an appointment to have your child's car seat properly installed.
Residential entry system for AAFD
A Knox HomeBox enables firefighters rapid entry to your home without damage if you're not home or unable to open the door. Knox HomeBox is a key safe mounted outside that can be unlocked only by the fire department. This is a voluntary alternative to forced entry, delayed entry or no entry when the fire department is called to your home for a medical emegency or fire alarm activation.
Routine fire hydrant flushing
View a map of routine fire hydrant-flushing areas.