The last year has been a busy one for the members of the Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue Department, with the First Avenue West Firehall responders attending over 1,562 Emergency Calls in the last year, 763 of them on medical calls as First Responders.
That glimpse into the year coming from data released by the PRFD last week through their social media stream.
The total volume of calls for 2021 was 510 more than what was recorded in 2020, when fire personnel responded to 1,052 calls.
The rise in those medical calls is something that the Fire Department has complemented through additional training, as we outlined in November.
As part of that focus on the medical themes, Prince Rupert's fire fighters received training and have now been certified in pre hospital work related to medical situations.noted of their successful work and that certification, that as the province expands on the elements of Emergency Care in the province.
2021 was another year with some high profile fires to attend to and as the year came to a close the total amount of damage was assessed at just shy of six million dollars, listed as 5.9 million dollars.
There was some good news in 2021 for the city's Firefighters in December, with City Council approving some capital spending plans, which included some work towards the design of a new Fire Hall, as well as the purchase of a new reserve pumper.
You can keep up with the work from the Firehall through the PRFD Social Media stream.
For notes on the work of all Emergency Responders across the Northwest see our Archive page here.