2018 will fall short of fire calls record in Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Capital City Fire Rescue has set records for calls the last several years.

    With the year coming to a close, Fire Chief Rich Etheridge was asked on Action Line if they're on the verge of another record in 2018.  "Actually no.  This year it looks like we've plateaued a little bit.  Our good weather has put a big dip in our medical calls.  This time of year we do a lot of slips and falls and a lot of vehicle accidents.  The last couple months they just haven't been coming in like they typically do."

    The chief they would exceed 5,000 calls again, but it won't be the 53-hundred they hit last year.  At one point this department was on pace to exceed 6,000 calls this year.  The chief explained the number of calls dipped in April and calls started dropping off this Fall.

    There were several traffic accidents last week with the snow and again Thursday morning.   The chief said they responded to seven calls as of about ten o'clock.  There were some transports to rule out injury, he said.



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