Forks Fire Calls Up for July

The Forks Township Fire Department handled 36 fire calls in July, up from 28 in June.

The Fire Department responded to 36 fire calls during July, up from 28 in June, according to Fire Chief Charles Chapman's monthly report.

The calls took 252 manpower hours over 30 hours of time and involved the use of 62 units, the report states.

The calls included:

  • Nine activated alarms.
  • Three vehicle accidents
  • Six wires down
  • Two trees down
  • Two stand-bys
  • Two Hazmat leaks
  • One odor investigation, two miscellaneous rescues, a vehicle fire, a transformer fire, one for police assistance and two for EMS assistance.

Forks also handled an activated alarm and a Hazmat spill in Stockertown and a downed tree in Tatamy.

For the year to date, the has spent nearly 187 incident hours handling 173 calls in Forks, 17 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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