In early November of 2012, FireRescue1 conducted a survey on Rescue Equipment use and trends in the industry. We have posted the results to the survey below. They represent a poll of 177 firefighters.
• 94% of departments provide auto extrication.
• 35% of those polled list their highest level of rescue certification as Technician.
See the rest of the survey results below:
Question 1: Which best describes your purchasing power within your department?
SUMMARY: 31% of respondents influence the final purchasing decision.
Question 2: How large is your department?
SUMMARY: 74% of respondents have a department size of 50 firefighters or less.
Question 3: What type of rescue does your fire department provide (check all that apply)?
SUMMARY: 94% of respondents fire departments provide auto extrication.
Question 4: What is your highest level of rescue certification?
SUMMARY: 35% of those polled listed Technician as thier highest level of rescue certification.
Question 5: How many rescue operations does your department perform on average per year?
SUMMARY: Nearly 42% of respondents departments perform 0-10 rescue operations per year.
Question 6: Which rescue discipline are you most interested in learning more about?
SUMMARY: Over 52% of respondents would like to learn more about auto extrication.
Question 7: How old is your newest piece of extrication equipment?
SUMMARY: Nearly 33% of respondents listed the age of thier extrication equipment at 1-3 years old.
Question 8: How do you fund major rescue equipment purchases?
SUMMARY: 65% of respondents fund major rescue equipment purchases with a combination of municipal fire department budget, federal or private grant money, and private fundraising.
For even more information and resources on Rescue Equipment, visit the FireRescue1 Rescue Equipment product section.