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Current Statistics

BLS Calls 2,428
Fire Calls 490
BLS Calls 4,351
Fire Calls 995
Fire Drills 7
Fire Prevention 40
Firehouse Tours 15
Public Displays 26
Attendance 6,989
Child Seat Installation 164
Smoke/CO Alarm Installation          590

Smoke Inside Motel

Around 3 a.m., CFD and surrounding units were dispatched for a fire alarm that was upgraded to smoke inside the building at 399 Bedington Blvd, Comfort Inn and Suites. Several calls were made to the dispatch center reporting smoke conditions in the hallway and pool area of the first floor. Engine 1-1 and Squad 41 arrived to find the building evacuated and smoke conditions as reported. After further investigation, it was found that a belt on an HVAC air handler had burned up in the unit causing the condition. Command (Chief 1) held Company 1 and placed the rest of the units in service. Crews remained on scene for around 45 minutes while ventilation was completed.