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By SVFD Web Team
January 1, 2022

As 2021 comes to a close we are reflecting back on another busy year for the SVFD! In total during the year 2021 the SVFD responded to 2,843 calls for service with 692 being fire calls and 2,151 EMS. Also included is 104 Personal Injury Accidents where both Fire and EMS are dispatched. 2021 was a record breaking year for the SVFD topping our 2020 call total of 2,616. The past year was also a very challenging year for us all, especially here in emergency services trying to mitigate the ongoing global pandemic, and keeping us safe while keeping you safe. Somers Fire/EMS continues to be one of the busiest agencies in Westchester County. A breakdown of some of the call types as dispatched is as follows:

STRUCTURE FIRE: 34
MUTUAL AID- FIRE: 41
BRUSH FIRE: 16
PERSONAL INJURY AUTO ACCIDENT: 94
PIAA-EXTRICATION: 10
COMMERCIAL ALARM: 178
RESIDENTIAL ALARM: 170
CO ALARM: 63
CO ALARM W/SYMPTOMS: 3
VEHICLE FIRE: 6
ELECTRICAL HAZARD: 28
HAZARD- TREE: 12
INSIDE SMOKE/ODOR: 27
OUTSIDE SMOKE/ODOR: 10
TECHNICAL RESCUE: 2
ANIMAL RESCUE: 2
LIFT ASSIST: 57

The busiest fire apparatus in 2021 were:
Rescue 20 (Lincolndale) with 255 runs
Ladder 48 (Somers) with 200 runs
Engine 181 (Amawalk) with 184 runs
Engine 185 (Granite Springs) with 168 runs

Top Responders for 2021:
EMS Lieutenant Brendan Porteus- 696 calls
Captain John Meeker- 375 calls
Captain Curt Benge- 341 calls
EMT Julianna Aiello- 323 calls
Firefighter Rocco Latella- 323 calls
Firefighter Don Spinelli- 311 calls
Firefighter Bridget Foley- 287 calls
Firefighter Charlie Faulkner- 214 calls
Lieutenant Chris Lieberman- 203 calls
Firefighter Nick Latella- 203 calls

Chief Officers:
Chief of Department Jon Mackey- 339 calls
1st Assistant Chief George Wahlers- 192 calls
2nd Assistant Chief Greg Lucia- 521 calls

During 2021 the SVFD also conducted:
173 formal department drills totaling 351 man hours.
78 In-house standby's totaling 340 man hours.
(The drills and stand-by's are slightly down due to COVID concerns)


As we begin 2022, we look forward to providing the best service possible to the residents and visitors to the Town of Somers and proud of what we have accomplished over the last year. The officers and members of the SVFD wish everyone a happy and healthy 2022, hopefully you don't need our services but if you do we are here to help!


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2021 Incidents
Fire EMS
JAN 35 201
FEB 41 179
MAR 65 160
APR 42 169
MAY 52 162
JUN 70 192
JUL 96 176
AUG 55 192
SEP 76 161
OCT 54 172
NOV 49 167
DEC 57 220
Total 692 2151

2020 Incidents
Fire EMS
JAN 44 167
FEB 51 148
MAR 40 159
APR 58 162
MAY 48 140
JUN 64 133
JUL 56 168
AUG 173 169
SEP 60 140
OCT 45 162
NOV 54 134
DEC 62 179
Total 755 1861

2019 Incidents
Month Fire EMS
Jan 47 172
Feb 48 150
Mar 48 177
Apr 43 173
May 41 183
Jun 49 158
Jul 64 153
Aug 43 152
Sep 42 175
Oct 50 145
Nov 53 136
Dec 48 221
Total 576 1995

2018 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 58 152
Feb 47 153
Mar 177 178
Apr 38 143
May 71 174
Jun 59 172
Jul 62 159
Aug 68 177
Sep 39 178
Oct 52 160
Nov 46 172
Dec 49 169
Total 766 1987

2017 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 44 152
Feb 40 140
Mar 39 138
Apr 50 151
May 49 144
Jun 53 119
Jul 62 131
Aug 50 129
Sep 49 158
Oct 57 137
Nov 58 159
Dec 47 178
Total 598 1736

2016 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 53 118
Feb 64 126
Mar 30 146
Apr 45 120
May 50 112
Jun 54 142
Jul 49 132
Aug 60 137
Sep 37 160
Oct 55 161
Nov 47 131
Dec 38 154
Total 582 1639

2015 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 39 136
Feb 52 149
Mar 50 160
Apr 40 100
May 59 145
Jun 45 116
Jul 57 166
Aug 39 140
Sep 34 151
Oct 44 140
Nov 30 125
Dec 53 160
Total 542 1688

2014 Incidents
Fire EMS
Jan 40 124
Feb 32 121
Mar 40 110
Apr 39 118
May 46 155
Jun 28 147
Jul 54 146
Aug 44 136
Sep 47 139
Oct 48 135
Nov 56 108
Dec 45 143
Total 519 1582

Older Incidents
Fire EMS
2013 472 1588
2012 628 1613
2011 708 1654
2010 525 1562
2009 468 1474
2008 493 1385
2007 519 1339
2006 478 1195
2005 569 1160
2004 533 979
2003 730 706
2002 959 397
Total 7082 15052
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