911: Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Sees Uptick in Emergency Response Dispatch
While the number of emergency calls that Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) responds to annually has been going up steadily in recent years, the number jumped considerably in 2019.
HCFR responded to 113,178 calls in 2019, up 4,083 over 2018's total of 109,095. Since 2016, the number of responses has gone up by about 2,500 a year annually. HCFR responded to an average of more than 310 calls per day last year.
The three busiest stations in the County are spread out across Hillsborough. Station 28, with five units in Sun City, responded to 14,571 calls in 2019. Station 11, with four units in Brandon, responded to 11,824 calls and Station 14, with three units in North Hillsborough, responded to 11,373 calls last year.
New HCFR stations are planned for Central Brandon and Rhodine Road and both of those stations are scheduled to begin construction before the end of the year.