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CASPER, Wyo. — Casper Fire-EMS released its 2022 year-end review with statistics showing it responded to 449 more calls last year than in 2021.

The data shared Friday, Jan. 13 are a snapshot derived from a more robust annual report that will be available to the public soon, Casper Fire-EMS reported.

“Be looking for a link to our full, interactive 2022 Annual Report very soon — this report will feature almost everything you could possibly want to know about everything we did in 2022, and more,” a Casper Fire-EMS social media post said.

In total, Casper Fire-EMS responded to 8,809 calls for service. Those calls included 168 fire incidents, up 13 calls from 2021. The number does not include false alarms, false calls or automatic fire alarms, Casper Fire-EMS noted.

There were 6,350 EMS/rescue calls in 2022. That’s up 380 from 2021, the data show.

“Casper Fire-EMS averages 24 calls for service every 24 hours, 365 days of the year,” a graphic states.

The busiest month for calls was July. In July 2022, Casper Fire-EMS received 863 calls for a daily average of 27.8 calls.

The busiest time of day was determined to be 3 p.m. In 2022, Casper Fire-EMS received 545 calls between 3 and 4 p.m., statistics show.

Engine 1 was the busiest company in 2022 with 2,686 responses. That’s followed by 2,583 for Engine 3, 1,668 for Engine 2 and 1,613 for Engine 5.

Rescue 1 was called out 1,352 times while Engine 6 responded 1,167 times. Fire 1 went out 477 times and Truck 1 went out 154 times, according to the data.

Over the past five-year period, every year has seen an increase in calls for Casper Fire-EMS, with 2022 experiencing the second largest jump by percentage at 5.47%. Calls were up 5.14% in 2021, 6.75% in 2020 and 3.65% in 2019.

(Casper Fire-EMS graphic)