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Emergency calls continue to drop for Charlottetown firefighters

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.
Charlottetown Fire Department fire truck. SaltWire file photo.

The Charlottetown Fire Department responded to 40 emergency calls in April. It’s the fourth straight month the number of calls has dropped for the department.

There were 49 calls in March while the total number of calls for the year, up to the end of April is 193.

Station 1 on Kent Street responded to 26 emergency calls in April with eight of them being false alarms and five alarms being activated as a result of someone cooking. Station 1 also responded to two electrical fires, two accidents, one gas leak, two garbage fires, one outdoor fire (smoke), one where someone reported smelling gas, one working fire in a laundry room, one mutual aid call and one water rescue.

Station 2 in Sherwood responded to 14 calls with three of them being false alarms and two related to someone cooking. Station 2 also responded to the following — one dumpster fire, one animal rescue, two flu fires, four accidents and one motor vehicle fire.

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