by SC Associate Publisher Chuck Larsen
Sanibel Fire Department responded to 431 calls in the first quarter of 2021. The largest number of calls were for medical emergencies and assisting Emergency Medical Services. Another third of the calls turned out to be false alarms. They involved fire system detection equipment malfunction or calls that were canceled while en route.
The other calls ranged from fires to accidents to rescues or lost person searches.
|Dispatched and canceled en route||63|
|Emergency medical service||54
|Public service assistance||44|
|Unintentional system detection/no fire||33
|Good intent call||18
|Service call other||3
|Wrong location, no emergency found||3|
|Natural vegetation fire||2|
|Search for lost person||2|
|Special outside fire||1|
|Rescue EMS standby||1
|Person in distress||1
|EMS call/party transported||1