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Williamsport Fire and EMS responds to 127 calls in March

May 11, 2010

WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS Co. responded to 127 calls in March, including 43 fire-only calls and 84 EMS-only calls, according to Scott Bragunier, the company's public information officer.

Of those calls, 51 were EMS calls in the Williamsport response area and 29 were fire calls in the area. The remaining calls were mutual-aid calls to assist other companies.

The average response time for fire calls in March was 2 minutes and 59 seconds, while the average response time for EMS calls in March was 1 minute and 54 seconds.

The average time to handle an EMS call in March was 1 hour and 37 minutes, while the average time to handle a fire call that month was 46 minutes.

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  • Keep an eye out for the Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS ice cream trailer in Byron Memorial Park.

  • Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS would like to remind everyone who burns debris and brush to keep a clear area around the fire, and to always have a water source nearby.

    In Washington County, burn permits are granted through the Washington County Health Department, but regular burn rules must be followed. To call in a controlled burn, call 240-313-2910.

    For more information, go to http://www.williamsportfire.org or find Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS on Facebook.

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