Life of a Kelowna firefighter increasingly busy

Kelowna Fire Department is getting busier each year.

Statistics show the Kelowna Fire Department is getting busier each year.

Kelowna Fire Department is getting busier each year.

In 2015, the department responded to 10,736 calls including 1,632 fires, 868 motor vehicle accidents, and 7,101 first medical response calls.

In 2014, they responded to just over 9,500 calls for service, meaning they’ve been 13 per cent busier this year.

The area where fire-fighters are dedicating the most time is   first medical response.

In 2014 there were 6,242 calls answered on that front. In 2015 the number rose to 7,101.

Fire emergency calls were also increased in 2-15, but not nearly as significantly. In 2014 there were 1,564 calls answered, and in 2015 there were 1,632.

The annual report also showed there are minor peaks and valleys in the demand for service, with July 2015 being the busiest month for having 999 incidents versus 780 in January — a slow month in all ways.

Just Posted

Falkland artist favours, fights for fish

Lottie Kozak does all kinds of art; one of her favourite subjects, fish, is dwindling

The Westbank First Nation to be a fixture of Westside Daze

This Canada Day long weekend mark your calendars

Updated: Kelowna cops investigate armed robbery at city centre business

Robbery sparks late afternoon manhunt by armed police officers with guns drawn

Reducing the risk of wildfire in Kelowna

New city plan has 47 recommendations to cut down on the risk of wildfire

Kelowna mayor pays emotional tribute to late senior city manager

Colin Basran chokes up remembering city corporate and protective services director Rob Mayne Monday

Updated: Kelowna cops investigate armed robbery at city centre business

Robbery sparks late afternoon manhunt by armed police officers with guns drawn

UPDATED: Oliver wildfire extinguished, B.C. Wildfire mopping up

6-ha. brush fire contained before it could spread farther

Late goal gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

At the last World Cup in 2014, England couldn’t even win a game

Canadian military police officer pleads not guilty to sex assault

Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre, 48, entered his plea today at a court martial proceeding in Halifax

Vernon cold case murder suspect bail hearing Tuesday

Paramjit Singh Bogarh will appear in Vernon Law Courts at 10 a.m. June 19

Elvis lives again in Penticton

Elvis Festival back this weekend for 17th year

Athletics, Parsons stay hot in four-game sweep

Okanagan takes two PBL doubleheaders from UBC Thunder at Elks Stadium

Tigers looking to lock up title

Face Flames tonight in Penticton

Cheers erupt as Federal Court judge approves historic gay purge settlement

Gay military veterans said they were interrogated, harassed and spied on because of their sexuality

Most Read