Kamloops Fire Rescue wraps up 2015

By Adam Donnelly
December 29, 2015 - 5:02pm Updated: December 29, 2015 - 6:20pm

KAMLOOPS -- With 2015 almost finished, Kamloops Fire Rescue is taking the time to look back on the year which was for the department.

Life Safety Educator for KFR, Cpt. Sheldon Guertin says the number of calls in 2015 was similar to the 2014 totals.

"Year to date, we're sitting at approximately 7,466 calls," Guertin told CFJC News.

Guertin added those calls are just a portion of what Kamloops Fire Rescue does in the community. "In 2015, we delivered approximately 4200 safety inspections throughout the city," Guertin said.

According to the numbers, the vast majority of calls in 2015 were medical related, at 71%. This year saw a reduction in both the number of structure fires - 67 in 2015, down from 70 in 2014. As well, the total dollar loss due to structure fires was down by over $500,000. Guertin credits the increased public education effort in these drops.



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