March call stats for Buckhannon Fire Department


BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon Fire Department answered a total of 105 calls in March ranging from fires, to rescue, good intent, service, down power lines, gas leak, grassfires, and motor vehicle accident with injuries among many others.

The majority of calls answered by Buckhannon firefighters were for EMS, excluding vehicle accident with injury which totaled 33 calls or 31.43 percent of their monthly calls.

Approximately 23 percent of their calls were dispatched and cancelled en route.

Fourteen calls were related to motor vehicle accidents  with no injuries. Five calls were to motor vehicle accidents with injury. One call was to a motor vehicle accident requiring extrication of victims from the vehicle.

Firefighters answered six calls for building fires, which counted for 5.7 percent of their monthly calls.

A number of calls related to fires included one for a chimney or flue fire, contained to chimney or flue; a single call for brush or brush and grass mixture fire and single call for a grass fire.

Firefighters had two calls for medical assist, assist EMS crew.

Single calls were for gas leak, electrical wiring, powerline down, sprinkler activation due to malfunction, CO detector activator due to malfunction, and alarm system activation, no fire-unintentional.

Firefighters also answered nine lockout calls for the month of March.

Fires accounted for 8.57 percent of monthly calls. Rescue and emergency medical service added up to 52.38 percent of calls. Hazardous condition but no fire totaled 2.86 percent of calls. Service calls totaled 9.52 percent. Good intent calls were 22.86 percent of the monthly total. False alarms and false calls totaled 3.81 percent.

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