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February 24, 2014

Corbin fire responses up in 2013

CORBIN — Published Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

Responses made by Corbin Fire Department crews during 2013 were up from the previous year.

In fact, figures released this week showed 1,388 total responses in the past year.

Responding to medical calls and situations was number one on the list.

In 2013, fire crews responded to 542 medical calls — almost 40 percent of the entire total responses.

Fire Chief Barry McDonald noticed that too, saying medical runs were on the increase.

"We did have more medical runs last year. I think that's because many of our firefighters are EMT's (Emergency Medical Technicians), and we can stabilize the patients and get them calmed down before the EMT units arrive. Our citizens know we're on the scene, and that's a big help to them," he pointed out during an interview Friday.

Coming in second for responses last year were what the department calls "School Zone." at 317.

Because two major Corbin schools are located on streets in the middle of the city, firefighters and police officers work the school crossings and stop traffic when school opens up and lets out.

For the fire department, their school zone location's at Corbin Intermediate School on 17th Street.

Officers with the Corbin Police Department do the same at Corbin Middle School on Kentucky Avenue.

Fire crews being called out for false alarms or malfunctions was third in 2013, with 141 responses, while injury accidents were fourth at 108. Rounding out the top five responses were special details, such as putting on fire safety programs at schools and helping out with traffic and control during major events at the Corbin Arena.

That total last year was 79.

What the department calls "Other Response" — miscellaneous calls — was sixth on the list with 59 responses.

Burn Permits, where fire crews work with citizens on getting burn permits, making sure the burn is safe and checking on it, was seventh at 41.

Doing inspections of motels, hotels and apartments to make sure they're safe from fire dangers came in eighth with 37 responses, while "Other Fires" were ninth with 31.

Non-injury accidents were 10th on the list last year, with 16 responses.

Rounding out last year's response list were structure fires and vehicle fires.

There were 11 structure fires in 2013. That category was also 11th on the list.

As for vehicle fires, there were six of those last year, making them 12th on the list of responses.

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