Riverside County Fire Department dispatched to almost 200K incidents in 2021

The volume of dispatches for the Riverside County Fire Department jumped by almost 10% in 2021 compared to the year before, according to a report released recently.The department released its “Year in Review” summary to show the total calls and where the busiest locations of the county were in 2021.According to officials, the agency responded to 183,482 incidents last year – from wildfires to remote-area rescues to medical emergencies – marking a 9.33% increase over 2020.The busiest day of 2021 happened to be the first one, New Year’s Day, when crews were dispatched to 639 incidents.The remaining top four days were as follows: Aug. 27, 626 incidents; July 4, 621 incidents; Dec. 14, 610, and Dec. 17, 592.Officials also identified the equipment that bore the hig
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