Monday, February 12, 2024

Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue record 69 emergency incident calls in January

The members of Prince Rupert Fire Rescue found January 2024 making much the same volume of calls as one year ago, with the first report for the new year from Fire Chief Jeff Beckwith  reporting 69 calls for assistance from the public, one less than the same time one year ago.

The Report to be delivered to Prince Rupert City Council tonight notes of 9 fire calls with two properties sustaining significant damage. Included on that last the arson that took place at Prince Rupert Golf Course. that incident resulting in 150,000 dollars in damage.  

PRFD crews also attended to 2 motor vehicle incidents in January.

The Fire Chief's report also notes of 2 public buildings inspections in the city along with some Fire prevention and public education around the city, both at local schools and with the Prince Rupert Senior's Centre.

Training continues to be key focus for the Department with 45 hours of training taking place in January, along with inspections and maintenance for equipment and apparatus.

The Emergency Dispatch Centre at the Fire Hall received 1,058 calls last month, the largest volume related to Prince Rupert Administration, followed by Ambulance, RCMP and City calls.

The full report included in tonight's City Council Agenda can be reviewed below:

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More notes on the work of Emergency Responders across the Northwest can be reviewed here.

For a look a more of what's up for review at City Council tonight, see our Council Preview piece.

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