New Tecumseth Fire Rescue responded to 999 incidents in 2018, an
increase of six per cent over 2017, according to the department's
annual update to council.
The bulk of service calls were medical assists with 297, an increase of
one over the previous year, followed by 188 false alarms, up from 175
in 2017. And there were 79 fire calls (structure/vehicle/brush) an
increase from 50. In 2018 members of the Fire Prevention Division
investigated 23 structure fires.
"The division is currently developing specifications and the design of
new fire apparatus. The new units that will be put into service and
will coincide with the new development of Station 4 and a replacement
Pumper/Rescue for Station 2," according to the report. "The expansion
of Station 3 hall is ongoing and will add a truck bay to the station
along with other required renovations."