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Forks Fire Calls Rise for September

The Forks Township Fire Department handled 31 fire calls during September.

Fire calls for Forks Township climbed during September.

Fire Chief Chuck Chapman reports that his department handled 31 calls for September, up from 25 in August and down from 36 in July.

The calls took 239.5 manpower hours over 25 hours of time and involved the use of 63 units, the report states.

The calls included:

  • Three dwelling fires.
  • Six activated alarms.
  • Three vehicle accidents.

  • Two pole fires.
  • One wire down.

  • Three for EMS assistance.

  • One police assistance, investigation, one CO alarm, a brush fire, one structure fire, one odor investigation, one Hazmat spill, one miscellaneous fire and one for fire police.

Forks also handled a vehicle accident and accidental alarm in Stockertown and helped Palmer Township with a dwelling fire, an odor investigation and was on stand-by.

For the year to date, the Forks Township Fire Department has spent nearly 263 incident hours handling 223 calls in Forks, 20 in Stockertown, 11 in Palmer, four in Tatamy, two in Plainfield and one each in Wind Gap, Upper Nazareth and Lower Nazareth.

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