Wading River fire, ambulance crews kept busy in July

Wading River firefighters responded to 22 calls, including two water rescues and a lightning strike, last month, according to figures released by Wading River Fire Department officials. Wading River ambulance crews responded to 77 calls last month, the report states.

Wading River firefighters have responded to 126 calls through July of this year, fire officials said. Ambulance crews responded to 431 calls so far in 2011.

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

Automatic alarms: 15

Assist/service calls: 1

Lightning Strike: 1

Gas leaks: 1

Vehicle fire: 1

Structure fires: 1

Water rescue: 2

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

Allergic reaction: 2

Assault: 1

Trouble breathing: 7

Cardiac arrest: 1

Chest pain: 4

Choking: 1

Convulsions: 4

Diabetic: 2

Fall: 16

Headache: 1

Heart problem: 4

Heat exposure: 1

Lacerations: 1

Maternity: 2

Psychiatric: 2

Sick: 8

Stroke: 1

Motor vehicle accident: 8

Traumatic injury: 3

Unconscious: 7

Unknown: 1

Firefighters responded to a total of 262 calls in 2011; emergency medical technicians responded to 735, according to figured from last year.

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