And while the figures were not broken out, the district?s initial response to the Centerville fire and mutual aid with Farmington Fire on the Farmington fire this summer were among the largest incidents in terms of man hours that the district responded to
The district has mutual aid agreements with all Davis County fire departments and all Salt Lake valley fire departments, which means South Davis crews could be called to a fire in any of those jurisdictions or could ask for help from any of them.
Last year, the district responded 102 times to jurisdiction with the mutual aid pact.
Last year, the South Davis Fire District entered into an automatic mutual aid agreement with Bountiful City Fire, which means that in any structure fire, both departments will automatically respond, whether the fire is in Bountiful or one of the four South Davis Fire District cities or the unincorporated county in South Davis County.
Under that agreement, district personnel responded to Bountiful on 120 calls, according to the report. And Bountiful responded to a SDFD call 116 times.
SDFD Chief Brent Argyle presented his 2003 annual report to fire commissioners in their monthly meeting on Monday.
In his report, Argyle thanked the personnel of the district for their dedication and professionalism and expressed his admiration to the mayors and county commissioners who serve as fire commissioners.
It also included a brief history of the district and broke down duties of district administrators and stations.
According to figures which Argyle presented, the district employed 23 full-time members and 31 part time in 2003.
The district provided 6,394 hours of in-house training, which equates to an average of 123 hours per employee.
Last year, the South Davis jurisdictions had nearly $318,000 in property loss from fires.
While the fire statistics can be overwhelming, nearly 61 percent of calls the district received were for medical emergencies.
The district?s fire marshall conducted 599 business inspections; staff conducted 140 public education activities, including fire safety, first aid, CPR, Boy Scout merit badges, fire extinguishers and other topics. The district also participated in four parades and held several safety fairs in cooperation with South Davis cities.