How Forks Fire Dept. Handled Hurricane Sandy

Forks Township Fire Department's October report shows busy two days dealing with Hurricane Sandy.

It was a busy few days for the Forks Township Fire Department handling Hurricane Sandy.

Over the course of two days -- Oct. 29-30 -- the fire department responded to two dwelling fires, three transformer/substation issues, six downed trees and 11 downed wires.

Fire Chief Charles Chapman said the fire department basically handled one month of calls in 24 hours due to the storm.

The bulk of those storm calls took place on Oct. 29.

Starting at 4:16 p.m. that day, the fire department handled 16 storm calls that ran through 11:17 p.m. Those calls involved about 52 manpower hours.

On Oct. 30, the fire department responded to five wires down, a downed tree and a dwelling fire.


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