Weekly Call Summary Dec 23 – 29, 2013

Gloucester Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. responded to the following calls between December 23 and 29, 2013:

43 Medical Calls

10 Motor Vehicle Collisions

2 Fire Alarm

1 Nothing Found on Arrival

2 Landing Zones

1 Structure Fire

1 Chimney Fire

1 Mutual Aid to AVFR for a structure fire

On December 25, at approximately 12:45am, GVFRS responded to Doe Dr for a stove fire that was reported to be out by the occupant. Upon arrival of the first units heavy smoke was found in the apartment, and the call was upgraded to a structural response. Upon further investigation there was no additional fire found, and fire damage was contained to the stove and surrounding cabinets. There was some heat damage and smoke damage through out the apartment. The occupant was home, was alerted to the fire by working smoke detectors, and extinguished the fire using wet towels and a fire extinguisher. There were no injuries on scene, and all residents of the apartment building were allowed to return to their units after ventilation was completed. Three engines, two ambulances, and approximately 20 members responded to the call. Lieutenant David Hamilton was in command.

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