2015-02-05 / News Briefs

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 1, the Newport Fire Department responded to 163 calls. Of those, 76 were emergency medical calls.

Fire apparatus was used for 163 responses:

• Station 1 - Headquarters/
Rescue 1 and 3 responded to
70 calls
• Station 1 - Engines 1 and 6
responded to 51 calls
• Station 2 - Old Fort Road Rescue 2
responded to 32 calls
• Station 2 - Old Fort Road Engine 2
responded to 19 calls
• Station 5 - Touro Street Engines 3
and 5 responded to 46 calls

Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include:

1-Fire, apartment building
2- CO detector activations
2- Water or steam problem
1-Gas leak, natural or LPG
1- Vehicle accident
with injuries.
1- Vehicle accident with
no injuries
1-Remove person from stalled
4- Lockout
7- Assist public calls
2- False alarm calls
12- Fire alarm soundings -
no fire
11- Fire alarm malfunctions -
no fire
43 - Engine assist on EMS call

In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 9 smoke alarm/CO inspections prior to property sales, 13 life safety/site inspections, 3 fire system plan reviews, 1 fire investigation and 4 acceptance tests for fire protection equipment.

FIRE PREVENTION MESSAGE: Electrical Safety Tips: 1- Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords; 2- Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets; 3- Consider having additional circuits or outlets added by a qualified electrician so you do not have to use extension cords; 4- Avoid overloading outlets. Plug only one high-wattage appliance into each receptacle outlet at a time; 5- Make sure your home has ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) in the kitchen, bathroom(s), laundry, basement, and outdoor areas; 6- Regularly inspect heat tape on pipes that are exposed to the weather.

Information provided by

Fire Marshal Wayne Clark

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