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Forks Fire Calls Stablize for November

With no Hurricane Sandy, calls for Forks Township Fire Department return to normal levels.

Things returned to normal for the Forks Township Fire Department in November.

After handling one month of calls in one day during Hurricane Sandy, the number of fire calls stabilized last month.

Fire Chief Chuck Chapman reported that his department handled 37 calls in November. The department handled 31 calls for September, 25 in August and 36 in July. With Hurricane Sandy, the department handled 63 calls in October.

For November, the calls took 266.56 manpower hours over 31.48 hours of time and involved the use of 53 units, the report states.

The calls included:

  • 10 activated alarms.
  • Four CO alarms.
  • Two vehicle fires.
  • Three QRS reports.
  • Two structure fires.
  • Two vehicle accidents.
  • Other calls included one for public safety, odor investigation, an industrial rescue and a dwelling fire.

Forks also handled a structure fire in Lower Bethel Township, a vehicle accident in Palmer Township, a structure fire in Plainfield, an activated alarm in Tatamy and six calls in Stockertown, including two activated alarms and one call each for QRS, stand-by, a structure fire and wires down.

For the year to date, the Forks Township Fire Department has spent nearly 303.9 incident hours handling 301 calls in Forks, 31 in Stockertown, 15 in Palmer, six in Tatamy, three in Easton, three in Plainfield and one each in Wind Gap, Upper Nazareth, Lower Bethel Township and Lower Nazareth.

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