Sunday, December 30, 2012
Lexington's Police Chief, Fire Chief and Director of Human Services will be panelists at the League of Women Voters forum, to be held this Friday, Jan. 4, at Cary Library.
The following information was provided on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Lexington. The League of Women Voters of Lexington's First Friday Forum to be held this Friday, Jan. 4, will focus on Lexington's Public Safety Network and how our community handles different types of safety issues including crisis intervention. Police Chief Mark Corr, Fire Chief John Wilson and Human Services Director Charlotte Rogers will present some case studies that show the departments working together to serve citizens of all ages who may experience difficult and/or unsafe situations. This is the fourth in a series of 2012-2013 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
If you're a Lexington resident whose home was built prior to 1975 and has or had battery operated smoke alarms, you are encouraged to apply.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Lexington Fire Department and the Lexington Lodge of Elks #2204 are pleased to announce a new joint program to install smoke alarms in homes of seniors living in Lexington at no cost. The installation is scheduled for this Saturday, May 12. Having a properly operating and maintained smoke alarm in your home reduces the chancing of being injured or dying in a fire by nearly 90 percent. However, nearly half the homes in the United States do not have smoke alarms or they are not properly maintained (missing or dead batteries for example). National statistics have shown older adults have a much higher risk of being injured or dying in a fire. Through this program we hope to reduce that risk too in homes of Lexington older adults. “The …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Cyclists down and transformer troubles this week in Lexington.
Fire Incidents by the Numbers 114 Total calls for service 42 EMS calls excluding motor vehicle accidents 27 Unintentional alarm activations or malfunctions 6 EMS calls with no duty/patient refusal 5 Motor vehicle accidents with no duty/transport 4 Requests for public service assistance of another kind 3 Smoke scares/odors 3 Motor vehicle accidents requiring basic life support 2 Gas leaks 2 Motor vehicle accidents requiring advanced life support 2 Instances of arcing, shorted electrical equipment 1 Road freight or transformer fire 1 Patient assist without transport 1 Mutual aid medical/rescue 1 Extrication of victims from a vehicle 1 Call for flammable/combustibles 1 Reported power line down 1 Call for smoke, odor removal 1 Nonmedical …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Accidents, accidental alarms and a car fire.
Fire Incidents By the Numbers Total Calls for Service: 57 EMS excluding motor vehicle accidents: 22 Unintentional alarm activation: 6 Motor vehicle accdient with no transport: 5 EMS call with patient refusal: 5 Motor vehicle accident with cleanup only: 4 Motor vehicle accident with basic life support needed: 3 Public service assitance of another kind: 3 Vehicle fire: 1 Patient assist with no transport: 1 Arcing: 1 Water problem: 1 Smoke odor: 1 Lock-out: 1 Person on distress: 1 Assist other agency: 1 Fire Incidents Firefighters responded to an alarm activation on Meriam Street at 11:32 a.m. May 3 and found alarms sounding with a slight "electrical" odor in the lower level hallway. Further investigation identified an overheated ceiling …
Friday, April 22, 2011
From the reporter's notebook.
Emergency responders were called to 220 Massachusetts Ave. yesterday morning after a man reportedly fell more than 15 feet after being electorcuted. According to Lexington Fire Chief William Middlemiss, a man, believed to be an electrician, was 15- to 18-feet off the ground when he came into contact with a 120-volt line and was thrown to the ground. The man sustained multiple fractures and had electrical burns, but was conscious and alert when he was transported to the hosptial, Middlemiss said. ---- Patriots' Day weekend was largely without incident, aside from the expected medical calls Monday during the early morning reenactment on the Battle Green, according to police and fire officials. Family-filled crowds behaved well and there …