|2018: A Record Year For The SVFD|
|By SVFD Webteam|
|January 1, 2019|
Now that 2019 is upon us we would like to take a few minutes to reflect on 2018. The year 2018 was our busiest on record with a total of 2,766 calls for service, this is an increase of 431 calls over 2017. The SVFD responds to both fire and EMS incidents in the Town of Somers. The Town of Somers has approximately 20,000 residents and covers 33 square miles. Members of the SVFD spend thousands of hours responding to emergencies, not including training, drills, community events, and the other day to day activities of the SVFD. The breakdown of the notable call types is as follows:
Mutual Aid Given (Fire)- 21
The SVFD is one of the busiest departments in Westchester County. According to the 2017 final numbers the SVFD was the 8th busiest department in the county with 2,335 calls.