Quick Facts / Statistics

Working Fires

The most serious fires the Norwalk Fire Department responds to are known as working fires. This term generally means that the fire has:
  • Caused extensive heat and smoke damage
  • Caused the department to remain on scene for more than one hour
  • Completely gutted at least one room of a structure

Firefighters perform a variety of actions during working fires including:
  • Controlling and extinguishing the fire
  • Overhauling, or checking for hidden fires
  • Salvaging contents

In 2014, The Norwalk Fire department responded to 6,639 incidents. These include working fires, alarms, accidents, medical responses, marine calls and other rescue operations.