Almost 75 Percent of...

Almost 75 Percent of Worcester Fire Dept. Calls Not Fire Related

Full and original article posted on GoLocal Worcester

You’re having a quiet, leisurely Saturday evening dinner with friends, when one of them passes out. You call 911. Within minutes, a UMass Memorial ambulance arrives. Great. Then, a Worcester Fire Department fire truck shows up. What’s that all about? After all, you didn’t report a fire.

This sort of startling scene plays itself out more almost 27,000 times a year throughout Worcester. In fact, according to a Worcester Fire Department report obtained by GoLocalWorcester, three-quarters of the nearly 29,000 incidents reported to the Worcester Fire Department during 2012 were not fire-related.

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