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Forks Fire Calls Drop for August

Forks Township Fire Chief Chuck Chapman reports that his department handled 25 calls for August.

The Fire Department responded to 25 fire calls during August, down from 36 in July, according to Fire Chief Charles Chapman's monthly report.

The calls took 158 manpower hours over 15.5 hours of time and involved the use of 55 units, the report states.

The calls included:

  • Eleven activated alarms.
  • Four vehicle accidents
  • Two wires down
  • Two QRS
  • One odor investigation, one Hazmat spill/leak, one dwelling fire, one CO alarm and a brush fire.

Forks also handled a downed wire in Stockertown.

For the year to date, the has spent nearly 232 incident hours handling 197 calls in Forks, 18 in Stockertown, eight in Palmer, four in Tatamy, two in Plainfield and one each in Wind Gap, Upper Nazareth and Lower Nazareth.

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