By Joe Reavis
Wylie Fire-Rescue personnel answered 2,403 rescue, emergency medical service and fire calls during 2015, or about 6.6 emergency calls per day.
Of the responses by the department, the response time averaged just 4:50 minutes to arrive at the scene and get to work, a report provided by Fire Chief Brent Parker showed.
“We try to get out of the station in 60 seconds,” Parker said.
All total, the department received 3,934 calls during the year, up from 3,715 in 2014. The most numerous were 2,297 logged for rescues and EMS. Fire calls tallied 106.
“They’ve increased the past two years with our increase in population,” the fire chief pointed out. “EMS calls are probably 65 percent of what we do.”
Other categories recorded by dispatchers included 410 service calls, 186 for hazardous conditions, 399 false alarms and six for severe weather.
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