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Relive record-setting year for Sacramento firefighters

The Sacramento Fire Department responded to 91,205 calls for service across the city in 2017, the most in its 167-year history.

The calls represented a 3 percent increase in call volume over 2016, according to the department.

The firefighting force, which serves a population of 500,000 people over 100 square miles, released a dramatic 2017 Year in Review video that shows highlights of its crew’s work.

Those 91,000-plus calls included nearly 700 structure fires and 600 grass and vegetation fires. There were also 53,000 calls for medical emergencies, 40 water rescues and deployment to wildfire incidents. On top of that, crews were called out to nearly 200 animal rescues.

The Sacramento Fire department employs 560 firefighters, operating from 24 fire stations. as well as 100 fire investigators, fire prevention officers, administrative and support personnel.

David Caraccio: 916-321-1125, @DavidCaraccio