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Call Volumes in B.C. Communities

BC Emergency Health Services tracks every medical emergency event created using our dispatch system (MPDS). We refer to them as “call volumes.”

However, each response may represent several 9-1-1 calls for an event. The call volumes reflect pre-hospital demand for medical emergency services.

B.C. provincial call volumes by year

  • 2021: 553,948
  • 2020: 524,870
  • 2019: 530,801
  • 2018: 520,103
  • 2017: 517,301
  • 2016: 496,604
For full details of call volumes broken down by community and by year, see BCEHS Call Volumes in BC Communities (PDF).
SOURCE: Call Volumes in B.C. Communities ( )
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