Kelowna fire department kept busy last year

When 2010 was finally laid to rest, the Kelowna Fire Department were able to boast responding to nearly 10,000 emergency calls.

When 2010 was finally laid to rest, the Kelowna Fire Department were able to boast responding to nearly 10,000 emergency calls.

Fire chief Jeff Carlisle presented city council with their department’s year in review, offering up stats that highlight where their time is spent. Specifically, the department responded to 1,762 fires, 6,457 medical calls, 774 motor vehicle accidents and 410 other calls.

August was the busiest month, as they had to answer to around 900 calls.

Stewart Centre and the Barber Terrace fires were two of the notable large-scale emergencies, while wildfires in Seclusion Bay and Sailview Bay also taxed resources.

While it was a busy year, the department was three per cent less busy in 2010 than they were in 2009.

 

Kelowna Capital News