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2018 Incident Responses
Month Station 8 Station 28 Total
Jan 791 384 1175
Feb 642 286 928
Mar 682 310 992
Apr 642 288 930
May 790 311 1101
Jun 754 263 1017
Jul 735 310 1045
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Total 7528 3175 10703

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2017 9088 3616 12704
2016 11478 3664 15142
2015 11109 3421 14530
2014 10602 3438 14040
2013 10316 3443 13759
2012 10313 3703 14016
2011 9956 3819 13775
2010 10406 3727 14133
2009 10837 3631 14468
2008 11088 3605 14693

Close Your Door!
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June 21, 2018

During the early morning hours of June 21, 2018, we had a massive 2-alarm fire in our first due area (Oriole Place). The two adult occupants were sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when the fire broke out on the first floor, engulfing the stairs, and trapping them upstairs. Thankfully, they were able to escape the fire by jumping from a second story window. Fire investigators believe the residents were able to escape the fire because they had slept with their bedroom door closed. Many of our residents may not have heard that sleeping with your door closed is a proven way to extend the livable conditions in your bedroom when a fire breaks out in your home.

The average time to escape your home when a fire breaks out is about 3 minutes. Closing your bedroom door can give you some extra time to escape the growing fire on the other side. A closed door can reduce the temperature in the room from 1,000 degrees down to 100 degrees. That's a 900 degree difference and is a difference between life and death. During a fire, a closed door can also keep carbon monoxide levels at 1,000 PPM vs 10,000 PPM if the door is left open. Also, a closed door keeps more oxygen in the room where you need it and away from the fire. When you exit a fire, make sure to close your door behind you to slow down its growth. As always, make sure you have an escape plan for your family in the event of a fire. Make sure that plan includes at least two ways to escape from each room of the house in the event that one exit is blocked.

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