Firefighters keep busy in December; Overall, more than 2,100 calls in 2013
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Fire Department wrapped up 2013 with 2,108 calls for service, with 184 calls in December.
An estimated $3,991,133 of property was threatened by fire in 2012. Property losses for the year totalled $1,576,172; $290,800 was lost in December alone.
Bemidji firefighters completed 87 hours of training, including ice rescue, fire behavior, building construction and personnel protective equipment. Twelve building inspections were conducted and 11 open burning permits were issued. The department held two safety presentations and conducted one fire station tour.
December fire calls included:
86 airport standbys
28 emergency calls
24 motor vehicle crashes with injuries
8 fire alarm responses
8 carbon monoxide incidents
6 building fires
4 vehicle fires