The department responded to more calls than ever before. Officials say most of the calls were ambulance or EMS calls. But it also responded to more than 2,000 fire calls.
The Bloomington fire chief says the increase is making response times longer.
"When you have somebody traveling from one district to another, that is an increase in the response time," said Chief Mike Kimmerling. "And for the citizens that just means it is a longer wait for an ambulance."
The average response time in Bloomington is five minutes and twenty-five seconds. That's below the national standard of six minutes.