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Cove Fire Companies Report Busy Year


January 13, 2022

Cove-area fire companies saw an increase in calls in 2021 from the previous year, and the rise, at least in Williamsburg, according to Chief Ted Hyle, can be attributed to the loss of the town's ambulance service.

Of Williamsburg's 405 calls, 162 were for the Quick Response Service (QRS) for medical help. Williamsburg responded to 36 motor vehicle accidents and three structure fires. Two summer storms that flooded the borough produced 41 calls for downed trees and wires.

The storm also kept the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company busy. They responded to 57 reports of downed trees, 10 do...

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