Fire Incidents By the Numbers
65 total calls for service
21 EMS calls excluding motor vehicle accidents
17 unintentional alarm activations
5 EMS calls with no duty/patient refusal
4 patient assists without transport
3 calls for smoke, odor removal
2 motor vehicle accidents with basic life support needed
2 gas leaks
2 downed power lines
1 motor vehicle accident with no duty/no transport
1 building fire
1 cooking fire with no extension
1 ALS call from out of town
1 public service assistance
1 call to assit police or another agency
1 smoke scare/odor
1 report of steam mistaken for smoke
1 call about a barbeque, tar kettle
Fire Incident Reports
Tuesday, Oct. 4
9:36 a.m. – Emergency responders were called to a two-vehicle collision on Waltham Street and one inured person was transported, by Belmont, to Mt. Auburn Hospital.
9:37 a.m. – Firefighters were called to an alarm activation on Vaille Avenue and found a home filled with smoke and an unattended cooking pot on the stove. Responders shut off the stove, ventilated the home and left a note for the resident, who was not there.
11:51 a.m. – Workmen accidentally tripped an alarm while working on Main Campus Drive.
3:57 p.m. – A Harding Road resident reported a downed wire and lost phone service. On arrival, firefighters found a phone wire in the yard and assisted the resident with no further hazards.
Thursday, Oct. 6
11:10 a.m. – Firefighters responded to an outside odor of gas on Sutherland Road and found a slight odor with sporadic readings on the meters. The gas company responded to the scene to handle.
Friday, Oct. 7
7:26 a.m. – Firefighters responded to a report of a dumpster fire behind on Bedford Street but found that steam from the dry cleaners had been mistaken for smoke.
Saturday, Oct. 8
3:15 p.m. – A hairdryer set off an unintentional alarm activation on Pelham Road.
Sunday, Oct. 9
12:12 p.m. – An unintentional alarm activation called companies to Kendall Road.
4:35 p.m. – A person walked into and reported an odor of gas in the parking lot. The problem was in , where the pilots were out on the gas stove.
5:24 p.m. – A resident made a good intent call reporting the odor of smoke somewhere on Mass Ave. Firefighters found nothing out of the ordinary.