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1/31/2013 9:35:00 PM
Donor-supported Tonica Volunteer Fire Department handled 157 calls in '12

NT Staff

TONICA — A year-end report shows Tonica Volunteer Fire Department responded to 157 emergency calls in 2012. The calls consisted of 104 ambulance calls, 13 accidents, seven structure fires, two vehicle fires, four field/brush fires, eight out-of-town fires where the department provided mutual aid and two incidents where Tonica volunteers covered other stations.

The department also responded to one mutual aid hazardous materials incident, eight Good Intent Calls, two search and rescue calls, two severe weather storm watches, on Knox box 911 standby and three other Good Intent-classified incidents.

The department provided mutual aid to Oglesby, Standard, Lostant, MABAS 25 Hazardous Materials, Peru, Streator and Utica fire departments. There were six civilian injuries and one fire service injury that resulted from fire incidents.

“Tonica Volunteer Fire Department remained a non-taxing fire and ambulance protection area supported by donations,” the report concluded.

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