A Day in the Life of Metro Fire

Mather, CA – As the busiest fire agency in the region, Metro Fire responded to more than 93,000 calls for service in 2015. So, what does a typical day at Metro Fire look like?

This morning started with a 2:00 am call for a house fire on the 8000 block of Camrose Way in South Sacramento. Nobody was hurt, the home sustained minimal damage, and Fire Investigators determined the cause to be arson.

This morning started with a 2:00 am call for a house fire on the 8000 block of Camrose Way in South Sacramento. Nobody was hurt, the home sustained minimal damage, and Fire Investigators determined the cause to be arson.

Around 11am, a car that swerved into a ditch knocked down a utility pole, downing energized lines at Eagles Nest and Jackson Road. A fire started in a pole barn and spread to nearby grass. About a quarter mile away, a spark from a fuse on the damaged line started a second grass fire. The driver was uninjured and both fires were contained to less than an acre.

Around 11am, a car that swerved into a ditch knocked down a utility pole, downing energized lines at Eagles Nest and Jackson Road. A fire started in a pole barn and spread to nearby grass. About a quarter mile away, a spark from a fuse on the damaged line started a second grass fire. The driver was uninjured and both fires were contained to less than an acre.

Throw in training and 250 more calls (on average) for medical emergencies, water rescues, floods, vehicle accidents, animal rescues, fires, and vertical rescues, and you have a snapshot of a day at Metro Fire.

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