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Charlottetown Fire Department calls up slightly in December

The Charlottetown Fire Department was one of 15 different emergency services agencies that took part in a parade through Cornwall, Charlottetown and Stratford on Friday in honour of the lives lost in the Nova Scotia shooting. They are shown here on University Avenue in Charlottetown.
The Charlottetown Fire Department responded to 48 emergency calls in December, up slightly from 41 the month before. - SaltWire file

The Charlottetown Fire Department responded to 48 emergency calls in December, up slightly from 41 the month before.

Station 1 on Kent Street handled 30 of the calls. Following is a summary:

  • cooking alarm (10);
  • alarm ringing with no fire (6);
  • alarm caused by smoke, steam or water (2),
  • alarm caused by equipment malfunction (1);
  • working on alarm system (1);
  • workers set off alarm (2);
  • motor vehicle accident (3);
  • smoke coming from vehicle (1);
  • smell of propane (1);
  • fire in the air conditioning unit in a home (1);
  • smell of smoke reported in building (1); and elevator rescue (1).

Station 2 in the neighbourhood of Sherwood fielded 18 emergency calls, including:

  • alarm ringing but no fire (2);
  • alarm detector activated (1);
  • alarm pulled accidentally (1);
  • alarm equipment malfunction (2);
  • worker set off an alarm (1);
  • cooking alarm (5); f
  • ridge fire (1);
  • equipment fire (1);
  • mutual aid for Island EMS (1);
  • mutual aid for the North River Fire Department (1);
  • motor vehicle fire (1); and
  • carbon monoxide detector (1).

The fire department handled 611 emergency calls in 2020 compared to the 787 it responded to the year before.

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