Friday, April 09, 2010

Fredericton Fire Fighters Answered the Bell 3,757 Times in 2009

Fredericton fire fighters answered 3,757 calls for service in 2009, during a year of change in the department that saw a new fire station and training complex commissioned, a new accelerant-sniffing dog acquired and the creation of a Pipes & Drums Band.

During a presentation of the Fire Department’s 2009 annual report to the City’s Public Safety & Environment Committee Fire Chief Philip Toole said 2,201 calls for service, or 54 per cent, were for medical assistance, 573 were for alarms (15 per cent) and 493 (13 per cent) were fire calls. Of those 493 fires, only 35 (seven per cent) were structure fires. For the full story click on the following link: http://www.fredericton.ca/en/publicsafety/NR2010Apr6FireAnnRpt.asp

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