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Over 100 calls this year for Lansford Fire Department

Published July 30. 2012 05:03PM

The American Fire Company No. 1, Lansford, has responded to over 100 calls so far this year.

The monthly report submitted by Fire Chief Joseph Cannon shows the fire company answered 10 calls during June. That makes a total of 101 calls for the year.

Of the calls in June, five were automatic alarms, two were for RIT (Rapid Intervention Team) responses in neighboring communities, and one each carbon monoxide, public assist, and investigation.

Of the total calls for the year, there were 26 automatic alarms, 13 RIT calls, 12 public assists, 11 pump details, nine dwelling or structure fires, six motor vehicle accidents, five carbon monoxide, three investigations, two other type fires, and one each hazardous material, electrical, stand-by, and oil burner malfunction.

During June, firefighters spent 126 man hours in training.

Eighty man hours were spent on administrative duties.

For the year so far, 1,206 man hours were devoted to training, there were 1,071.5 man hours for fund raising activities, and 386.75 man hours for community service.

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