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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) — The Jamestown Fire Department’s annual review notes an increase in medical service calls; however, the agency’s demand to extinguish fires slightly decreased.
In 2022 the department received 8,300 total calls for service, up 538 from the year before.
While the number of fire calls declined slightly from 74 to 61, demand for medical emergency response increased with crews responding to a total of 4,788 calls.
As part of the agency’s services, three new EMTs were certified in 2022.
Over the course of the year, firefighters responded to, treated and transported 1,300 patients to the hospital risking exposure to COVID-19 and other diseases on a regular basis.
Even though the number of fire response calls went down, JFD was still busy responding to, extinguishing and then investigating fire scenes.
The department’s fire investigation team conducted 61 last year, with five caused by an incendiary device and one resulting in a fatality. As of the report’s filing, four remain under investigation.
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