Detroit Fire Incidents Report

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This dataset reflects all fire incidents reported to the Detroit Fire Department from January 1, 2015 through September 8, 2018.


The Detroit Fire Department (DFD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the U.S. city of Detroit, Michigan.

The DFD operates 48 fire companies out of 34 fire stations located throughout the city, with a total sworn personnel complement of 830 firefighters in all ranks.

The DFD responds to approximately 165,000 emergency calls annually, with over 80% being medical emergencies and approximately 9,000 working structural fires. Determining the cause of a fire is difficult. The city’s open data portal no longer reports fire causes, so the disposition code given by firefighters on the scene are used to determine the origin. Further investigation may result in the cause changing, but this information is not publicly available.

Note: This dataset is complete and accurate to the best ability of the fire department at the time it is submitted, but may be modified at a future date in the course of routine investigation and verification.

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Detroit Fire Incidents, Incident Reports, Complaints Filed, Detroit Fire Protection, Detroit Emergency Services, Detroit Emergency Calls, Detroit Fire Activity, Detroit Emergency Medical Services, Detroit Medical Emergencies

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Detroit Fire Department, DFD Complaints, Emergency Services in Detroit

Is_ExposureFire that starts in one structure spreads to another, due to the intensity of the fire or the close proximity of structures to one another. It is called "exposure" or extension fires.boolean-
AddressAddress where fire incident occurredstring-
Incident_NumberA unique number assigned to the incident casestring-
Incident_CodeType of incidentintegerlevel : Number
Incident_DescriptionType of incidentstring-
Property_UseProperty used by citizen where fire incident occurredstring-
Engine_AreaApparatus designations, including C, E1, E2, E3, E4, L1, L2, S etc: These are short for battalion chief, first engine called, second engine, third engine, fourth engine, first ladder called, second ladder, and rescue squad. The standard response for a fire is to dispatch a battalion chief, two engine trucks, a ladder truck, and a rescue squad.string-
Call_DateDate of call when incident took placedate-
Call_TimeTime of call when incident took placestring-
Dispatch_TimeTime when fire team was dispatched on incident placestring-
Arrival_TimeTime when fire team was arrived on incident placestring-
Unit_Cleared_TimeTime when fire team cleared incident placestring-
Civilian_InjuryNumber of civilian injured in incident areanumberlevel : Nominal
Civilian_FatalityNumber of civilian death in incident areanumberlevel : Nominal
Fire_Personnel_InjuryNumber of fire personnel injured in incident areanumberlevel : Nominal
Fire_Personnel_FatalityNumber of fire personnel died in incident areanumberlevel : Nominal
Structure_StatusStatus of the structure by the fire teamstring-
LatitudeLatitude of the incident placenumber-
LongitudeLatitude of the incident placenumber-
Is ExposureAddressIncident NumberIncident DescriptionProperty UseEngine AreaCall DateCall TimeDispatch TimeArrival TimeUnit Cleared TimeCivilian InjuryCivilian FatalityFire Personnel InjuryFire Personnel FatalityStructure StatusLatitudeLongitude
False20111 GREENFIELD RD19-0005223No Incident found on arrival at dispatch addressDay care, in commercial propertyE592019-02-1415:42:2215:44:1615:52:2215:57:17000042.44014744-83.20032706
False5000 CONNER ST19-0005913Alarm system activation, no fire - unintentionalDay care, in commercial propertyE522019-02-2022:05:3522:08:1922:14:5722:19:36000042.38977488-82.97577401
False19311 VOTROBECK DR19-0009180Alarm system sounded due to malfunctionDay care, in commercial propertyE542019-03-1823:15:1923:18:3123:23:0323:33:07000042.43217667-83.24197928
False20111 GREENFIELD RD19-0009131No Incident found on arrival at dispatch addressDay care, in commercial propertyE592019-03-1815:59:4116:01:2016:09:3016:11:53000042.44014744-83.20032706
False11148 HARPER AVE19-0014790Local alarm system, malicious false alarmDay care, in commercial propertyE462019-05-0117:27:0817:27:4417:27:4917:29:13000042.39722016-82.98971915
False19222 VAN DYKE ST19-0013786Smoke detector activation, no fire - unintentionalDay care, in commercial propertyE602019-04-2310:57:5210:59:5511:05:1111:06:58000042.43577771-83.02427646
False19300 W 7 MILE RD19-0016462Smoke detector activation, no fire - unintentionalDay care, in commercial propertyE592019-05-1417:34:2417:36:3917:40:5217:46:15000042.42972894-83.23215095
False15400 GRAND RIVER AVE19-0016433Smoke detector activation due to malfunctionDay care, in commercial propertyE532019-05-1413:12:5113:14:2813:17:1813:18:35000042.39210561-83.19707840000001
False20111 GREENFIELD RD19-0015682Smoke detector activation, no fire - unintentionalDay care, in commercial propertyE592019-05-0810:43:4510:45:5410:52:2110:54:11000042.44014744-83.20032706
False3442 MCDOUGALL ST19-0018831Carbon monoxide detector activation, no CODay care, in commercial propertyE092019-05-3113:29:3513:31:2613:36:5113:41:57000042.35670547-83.02867396
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