Watertown Fire Rescue reports increased calls for service in 2020 (Audio)

April 19, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D. –Watertown Fire Rescue delivered their 2020 annual report to the city council Monday night.

Assistant Chief Don Rowland says ambulance calls (2,873) were up 4.2 percent from the previous year.

Fire calls (770) were up 5.2 percent….

He says fast response times are crucial to having a good outcome……

All told, Watertown Fire Rescue had nearly 5,200 calls for service last year.

Rowland says about 16-percent of their fire calls turned out to be false alarms.