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CCFR reports slightly lower call volume for 2012

Posted: January 23, 2013 - 4:26pm  |  Updated: January 24, 2013 - 12:11am

The fire department says it responded to slightly fewer calls in 2012 than it did in 2011.

Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Richard Etheridge said the department received a total of 3,570 calls in 2012 compared to 3,739 calls for service in 2011.

Etheridge said Wednesday that there wasn’t any real explanation for the 169-call difference, but CCFR in recent years began collecting such figures in the hopes of analyzing trends.

Broken down by category, CCFR responded in 2012 to a total of 2,620 medical calls, 98 fire calls and 268 false alarm fire calls. They also responded to 584 miscellaneous calls ranging from responses to fuel spills, downed power lines and aircraft related calls.

In 2011, CCFR responded to 112 fire calls, 2,687 medical calls, 262 alarms and 678 miscellaneous calls for service.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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