Rockford Fire Department experiencing increase in calls in 2018

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It’s been a busy 2018 for the Rockford Fire Department.

So far this year, firefighters have responded to 390 fire calls. That’s up from 347 at this time last year, a 12% increase.

In total, they’ve responded to more than 14,000 calls this year, adding in EMS, search and rescue calls. That’s a 5% total increase in calls compared to the first six months of 2017.

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