SACKVILLE, N.B. –Sackville’s fire and rescue department responded to more calls in 2013 than in 2012.
Fire Chief Craig Bowser said the total calls for service were up last year, from 125 in 2012 to 141 in 2013.
During his monthly report to town council, Bowser said the call volume was up due to a “larger-than-normal” request for assistance to commercial fire alarms and motor vehicle collisions.
“We hope to see those reduced in the coming year,” he said.
Bowser pointed out that, this past December alone, the department noted a significant increase in calls for motor vehicle accidents. Out of the 15 calls Sackville’s firefighters responded to that month, six of those were for MVAs.
“We would encourage people to slow down and take their time . . . and to keep an eye on the weather forecast before heading out.”
Bowser said many accidents could be preventable, if people give themselves more time to get to their destination when road conditions aren’t at their best.