I am working on my own little assignemt:
Does anyone know:
The worlds largest fire department?
Us largest fire department?
Worlds largest EMS department?
Us largest ems department?
If possible can I get sources for this information?
Arky, where did you get those stats? Is there a place to look up stats like that for other depts?
FDNY isn't the largest in the world. Especially since no distinction was made between volunteer and professional.
The Country Fire Service is a volunteer based fire service in the state of South Australia in Australia.
The CFS consists of around 434 brigades and 16,400 volunteers (11,800 fire fighters, 3,400 Auxiliary and 1000 cadets).
CFA is one of the world’s largest volunteer-based emergency services. There are around 58,000 volunteer members supported by over 400 career fire fighters and officers and more than 700 career support and administrative staff.
Today the Service comprises over 2,100 volunteer rural fire brigades with a total membership of just over 70,000. In addition, salaried staff are employed to manage the day to day operations of the Service at Headquarters, regional offices and district fire control centres.