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Why This Is Important

A number of factors go into the total number of fires that occur in a city, including the health of the economy and the housing market, the number of vacant buildings, the price of copper and other metals, the weather, and the resources committed to fire prevention efforts.

What's Being Done

The Minneapolis Fire Department sets aggressive targets to reduce the total number of fires citywide and has refocused its fire prevention efforts to achieve those targets. That includes expanding the department's fire education program and committing additional resources to its housing and fire code inspection programs.

About This Measure

This chart shows the total number of fires the Minneapolis Fire Department has responded to since 2002. This measure provides a historical overview of the total number of fire incidents and helps the department gauge the overall demand for calls for service.

Last updated Mar 7, 2013

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