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Fire Department Log: May 16-31, 2022


There were three fires in Sanford in the second half of May. In each case, all units and mutual aid responded. On the 22nd, an early morning fire on Kimball St. started when leaves were ignited by a short from an extension cord. May 25, Kimball St. was the scene of a building fire, this time from a battery charger in an apartment. There were no injuries. A deck fire on State St. May 26th was started by smoking materials. Two reports of fire turned out to be authorized controlled burning. Six others were unauthorized.

Other Incidents

One call was logged as a water problem. On another call, firefighters responded to a stalled elevator and removed the person(s) within. Two calls were logged as public service and one as good intent, other.


There were 154 calls for emergency medical services. 42 people received first aid, 81 received basic life support, and 55 received advanced life support. 127 individuals were transported to the hospital. The Department responded to three motor vehicle accidents with injuries, and six without injuries. Nine invalids were given assistance.


There were seven calls dispatched and cancelled en route. On seven other occasions, no incident was found upon arrival. There were five cases of malfunctioning alarm equipment or unintentional activation.

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