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Fire Suppression, Emergency Response and Rescue Systems
In 2012, the Department responded to 2,466 emergency incidents, with medical aid and vehicle accidents accounting for a large majority of the incidents. Overall the fire loss in Oakdale is very low for the population and this can be directly attributed to our community development standards, fire and building code enforcement, public education and demographics. As our older sections of town increase in age and the influx of new construction this trend will continue upward. This will create a need for additional staffing of engine companies in the next five to ten years.
The Fire Department has a Technical Rescue Team that is equipped and capable to mitigate confined space, trench and other technical rescue situations. The Department also has a Swift Water Rescue Team and four Hazardous Materials/Specialists. The Fire Department is trained and equipped to conduct gross decontamination at hazardous materials incidents, while the countywide team can mitigate any hazardous materials incident that does not exceed extreme circumstances.