During the period of Sept. 1 through the Sept. 7 the Smithfield Fire Department responded to a total of 104 calls for service. Of those, 62 were for medical emergencies, resulting in 61 transports to local hospitals.
Fire apparatus from all 3 firehouses was used for 104 responses:
- Engine 1 responded to 60 calls.
- Rescue 1 responded to 57 calls.
- Engine 2 responded to 61 calls.
- Rescue 2 responded to 40 calls.
- Ladder 1 responded to 12 calls.
Types of calls that fire apparatus responded to include:
- A salvage yard fire, at 5 Star Auto Salvage yard involving 12 passenger vehicles — Tankers were called for water supply from North Smithfield and Burrillville due to lack of hydrants in the area. Companies from Harmony, Johnston and North Providence covered Smithfield fire houses while Smithfield companies were operating at the fire.
- 1 Smoke scare
- 62 EMS calls
- 5 Motor Vehicle Accidents
- 1 Accidental alarm
- 9 Alarm system activations
- 1 Lightning strike
- 1 Gas main break caused by Construction on Putnam Pike
The Fire Prevention Division conducted 2 resale smoke/carbon monoxide safety inspections, 2 residential plan reviews, 1 fire alarm final inspections, 1 commercial final inspections, 5 gas station fire code compliance inspections, and 1 Public Education Detail.