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Police, fire calls increase slightly in 2017, but don't break any records


January 24, 2018

Sweet Home police and fire services both saw an uptick in call loads in 2017, with a spike in fire calls; but both remained lower than their recently set records.

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District handled 2,761 calls in 2017, up from 2,601 calls in 2016, a 6-percent increase and just shy of the district’s record year, 2014, with 2,792 calls.

The majority of that increase was for fires. Firefighters responded to 412 fire calls in 2017, up from 308 in 2016, a 33.8 percent increase.

Paramedics responded to 2,349 medical calls, up from 2,293 in 2016, a 2.4-percent increase.

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