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_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_Date_and_TimeDate of call when incident took placestring-
Dispatch_Date_and_TimeTime when fire team was dispatched on incident placestring-
Arrival_Date_and_TimeTime when fire team was arrived on incident placestring-
Unit_Cleared_Date_and_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 Location of The Buildingnumber-
LongitudeLongitude Location of The Buildingnumber-
Is ExposureAddressIncident NumberIncident DescriptionProperty UseEngine AreaCall Date and TimeDispatch Date and TimeArrival Date and TimeUnit Cleared Date and TimeCivilian InjuryCivilian FatalityFire Personnel InjuryFire Personnel FatalityStructure StatusLatitudeLongitude
False2626 BUTTERNUT ST16-0036784Smoke scare, odor of smokeProperty Use, OtherE392016/11/19 02:45:35+002016/11/19 02:51:30+002016/11/19 02:58:02+002016/11/19 03:02:25+00000032.026364199999996
False20530 HOOVER17-0010851Power line downProperty Use, OtherE602017/03/24 15:24:53+002017/03/24 15:28:16+002017/03/24 15:35:40+002017/03/24 16:14:10+00000032.026364199999996
False1000 RIVER PLACE17-0007360No Incident found on arrival at dispatch addressProperty Use, OtherE092017/02/28 23:20:51+002017/02/28 23:24:59+002017/02/28 23:29:39+002017/02/28 23:36:11+00000032.026364199999996
False0 COBO HALL16-0032756Assist police or other governmental agencyAssembly, OtherL202016/10/17 16:26:25+002016/10/17 16:40:13+002016/10/17 16:43:52+002016/10/17 16:53:59+00000032.026364199999996
False1 WASHINGTON BLVD18-0043365Smoke detector activation, no fire - unintentionalFixed-use recreation places, otherE012018/12/02 13:30:05+002018/12/02 13:31:34+002018/12/02 13:47:30+002018/12/02 13:47:31+00000032.026364199999996
False600 CIVIC CENTER18-0027207Arcing, shorted electrical equipmentIce rink: indoor, outdoorL082018/07/24 18:45:32+002018/07/24 18:48:55+002018/07/24 18:54:03+002018/07/24 20:00:13+00000032.026364199999996
False1 WASHINGTON18-0021080Alarm system sounded due to malfunctionConvention center, exhibition hallE012018/06/11 08:02:54+002018/06/11 08:04:29+002018/06/11 08:12:45+002018/06/11 08:12:47+00000032.026364199999996
False1 Washington BLVD18-0031345Medical assist, assist EMS crewConvention center, exhibition hallS022018/08/25 23:35:13+002018/08/25 23:38:54+002018/08/25 23:44:35+002018/08/25 23:52:43+00000032.026364199999996
False1 WASHINGTON18-0040669No Incident found on arrival at dispatch addressConvention center, exhibition hallE012018/11/09 02:01:10+002018/11/09 02:02:33+002018/11/09 02:10:14+002018/11/09 02:10:22+00000032.026364199999996
False1 WASHINGTON19-0001812Alarm system sounded due to malfunctionConvention center, exhibition hallE012019/01/18 16:56:16+002019/01/18 16:59:27+002019/01/18 17:00:00+002019/01/18 17:02:49+00000032.026364199999996
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