Puget Sound Fire call report

Fewer calls than expected over July 4 holiday weekend

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 1:09pm
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A weekly look at the number of calls to the Kent-based Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority that serves Kent, Covington, Maple Valley and SeaTac:

“We staffed up for the historically busy day/weekend of the July 4 holiday and did not see the increased call volume we expected,” according to Puget Sound Fire Capt. Joe Root. “Attribute it to cooler weather, mid-week holiday, or just everyone practicing safe behavior. It was relatively quiet until nightfall when there were several fires in our surrounding jurisdictions that we were called to assist with.”

June 30-July 6

Total: 605

EMS/Rescue: 449

False Call: 35

Fire: 41

Good Intent: 51

Hazardous Conditions: 7

Rupture/Explosion: 1

Service: 18

Other: 3

Annual total: 14,500

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