Five months, 370 calls for Wading River firefighters, EMS crews

07/09/2012 11:00 AM |

 

Wading River firefighters responded to 87 calls from Jan. 1 through May 31 of this year, according to figures released by Wading River Fire Department officials. Ambulance crews responded to 283 calls.

The following is a breakdown of the number and types of fire calls.

Automatic alarms: 51

Service calls: 4

Electrical/wires: 1

Gas leaks: 3

Odors: 1

Outside fires: 13

Smoke investigations: 5

Structure fires: 9

The following is a breakdown of the number and types of ambulance calls.

Abdominal pain: 15

Allergic reaction: 5

Assault: 1

Back pain: 6

Trouble breathing: 41

Burns: 1

Cardiac arrest: 8

Chest pain: 22

Choking: 1

Convulsions: 5

Diabetic: 3

Fall: 24

Headache: 1

Heart problem: 12

Laceration: 11

Overdose: 18

Maternity: 2

Sick: 37

Stroke: 2

Motor vehicle accident: 25

Traumatic injury:17

Unconscious: 21

Unknown: 5

Firefighters responded to a total of 262 calls in 2011; emergency medical technicians responded to 735.

“On behalf of the Wading River Fire District, please be safe,” fire officials said.

Check back later in the week for June’s figures.

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