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Report: CFR answered more than 10K calls, made over 12K dispatches in 2023

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In 2023, Cheyenne Fire Rescue answered more than 10,000 calls, a figure that includes medical emergencies, fires, rescues, hazardous conditions and other general calls for service.

That number is one of several highlights in CFR’s 2023 Annual Report, which is now available online at CFR’s website.

“I continue to be extremely proud and humbled by the service that the men and women of Cheyenne Fire Rescue provide daily,” CFR Chief John Kopper said. “Their continued commitment and dedication to the mission, vision, and values is unwavering and directly contributes to the organization’s success and growth.”

During its 114th year serving Cheyenne, CFR maintained an average response time of five minutes, 41 seconds; engaged in 25,709 hours of training, including three in-resident fire academies; recruited 17 new personnel, the most added in one year; and began the department’s first strategic plan.

In all, 12,412 individual apparatuses, or vehicles, were dispatched to respond to calls from CFR’s five fire stations. The department currently operates six apparatuses.

According to the report, 64% of the 10,016 incidences CFR responded to involved rescue and emergency medical services. Other reports include the following:

  • Good intent calls: 15%
  • Service calls: 10%
  • False alarms and false calls: 6%
  • Hazardous conditions (not including fires): 3%
  • Fires: 2%

The fire department didn’t respond to any reports involving severe weather, natural disasters or explosions throughout the year.

Looking to 2024, the department will receive delivery of four new engines and move into three new fire stations across Cheyenne.

“We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of all community members and firefighters while striving for constant improvement at Cheyenne Fire Rescue,” Kopper said.

To learn more about CFR, click here or follow CFR on Facebook and Twitter. The document below contains the full report.