Sheridan Fire Department began in 1886 as part of the city of Sheridan. It served a population of approximately 200 people and about forty square miles to include the city of Sheridan and the farming community around it. As the city has grown and the surround area has become more populated the Fire Department transitioned away from a city department to a special district, not limited by the city boundaries and becoming a separate entity from the city all together.
Today we serve and protect a population of over 10,000 people, not including the thousands of people a day who travel through our district. Sheridan Fire District now covers 103 square miles made up of forest land, farm land and the communities of Sheridan, Buel and Ballston.
In 2016 Sheridan Fire District responded to 1486 incidents, 80% EMS 4% Fire and 16% public assistance.
A majority of our EMS calls are for chest pain and traumatic injuries. Our most common traumatic injury is a fall from ground level. On the fire side we are seeing fewer structure fires resulting in total loss and more fires that are recognized quickly and damage is limited to small areas of the structures.
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