City News

Posted on: January 4, 2018

Joplin Fire Department releases 2017 Statistics

As the new year begins, the Joplin Fire Department (JFD) has compiled their final statistics for 2017. Highlights include:

  • 8,431 Responses made (An increase of 162 calls in comparison of 2016);
  • JFD averaged 23 responses per day;
  • JFD responded to 83 reported structure fires:
  • 25 building fires were mutual aid responses to neighboring cities;
  • 58 building fires were in the City of Joplin;
  • 44 of the 58 were working structure fires;
  • Average response times to structure fires in the City of Joplin is 4 minutes and 30 seconds;
  • Total value of involved property of structure fire responses was $25,512,500.
  • JFD saved 89% or $20,560,100. (These are estimates, and included several high value buildings that had fire suppression systems in place per our codes and ordinances that prevented much larger losses.)
  • Busiest station is Station 1 with 33% of the call volume.
  • Rescue 3 was our busiest apparatus and responded to 2,134 incidents.

“The men and women of the Joplin Fire Department continue to provide professional fire protection and EMS services within the City and this department wouldn’t be what it is today without them.” Jim Furgerson, Fire Chief


For more information, contact the Joplin Fire Department at 623-0403 or 624-0820, ext. 1300.