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TURLOCK FIRE REPORT OCT. 21-27
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According to Interim Fire Chief Michael Botto, the fire department is lacking in countless key areas, including its fleet and facilities and staffing (Journal file photo).

The Turlock Fire Department responded to 116 incidents between Oct. 21 to Oct. 27.

●     There were seven fire calls. Three were for cooking fires and then one each for a building fire, a trash fire, outside equipment fire and one other type of fire. The response time for the fires was four minutes and 36 seconds. The damage estimate was $12,352.

●     There were 87 calls for Emergency Medical Services and rescue incidents. Among those were 15 calls for medical assistance and 63 for all types of EMS calls, except vehicle collisions. The fire department responded to two vehicle collisions with injuries reported and six without injuries. One call involved an extrication from a structure. The average response time for EMS calls was five minutes and 23 seconds.

●     There were 12 calls for service. Among them were nine calls to assist invalids. There was one public service assistance call. There was one call for a water problem and one to remove a ring or other piece of jewelry. The average response time for service calls was six minutes and 46 seconds.

●     There were four good intent calls, meaning the call was either canceled en route or no incident found on arrival.

●     There were six false calls.