WOLFEBORO, NH – Wolfeboro Fire Rescue saw an increase in calls this past year. Officials with Wolfeboro fire-rescue said that in 2017 they had a 2% increase in emergencies calls compared to 2016. The department reported that they responded to 1,342 calls in 2017.
Of those calls the largest amount were for medical emergencies, which accounted for over 45% of calls.
over 43% of their calls were classified as other incidents which includes hazardous materials responses, lift assists, and carbon monoxide emergencies among other things.
5% of calls were for fire related incidents. The “Fires” category includes actual building, chimney, vehicle, and wildland fires.
The final 5% of calls being motor vehicle accidents. “Motor
vehicle accidents” includes those with injury and without.
“This level of activity is a challenge for our staff,” said Fire-Rescue Chief Jim Pineo. “But the hard work and dedication of our personnel has resulted in a high-quality service for the residents and visitors to Wolfeboro.”
“I would like to thank our members for their selfless dedication during the past year,” said Pineo. “We also wish to acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Budget Committee, Town Manager, and other town departments. And we must also thank the residents and visitors to our town, who support us financially and in many other ways.”