Risk Analysis

Response Data
The data below is based on fire department response data from 2008 to 2014.

House Fire Trends

House Fires 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
All Causes 72 52 67 57 66 45 168
Cooking 23 19 24 16 31 17 20
Heating 8 8 10 8 7 8 5
Open Flame 7 1 1 1 2 4 2
Appliance/AC 1 2 0 1 2 4 1
Electric 0 0 0 0 5 3 3
The above table represents the five most common causes of house fires in James City County. According to our incident reporting system, the most common cause of residential house fires by far is unattended cooking.

Ambulance Trends

Ambulance Patients 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Patients 4911 5334 6052 5842 6041 6114 6200
Falls 670 814 420 555 488 689 898
Vehicle Crash 368 431 249 316 249 338 380
Cardiac 453 526 566 631 581 647 683
Breathing Problem 318 309 358 383 343 343 361
Diabetic Problem 151 128 154 133 120 113 142
The above table represent the five most common reasons for emergency ambulance transport in James City County, and the total number of patients since 2008.

Overall Community Risk

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
7.3% 7.9% 9.0% 8.7% 9.0% 9.0% 9.3%
The above table represents the percentage of James City County’s population that have required emergency fire or EMS services since 2008.