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Tonica’s emergency calls total 168 for the year

Number drops slightly from 2018

TONICA — During 2019, the Tonica Volunteer Fire Department responded to 168 emergency calls, compared to 176 calls in 2018.

The 2019 calls consisted of 17 fires, 17 accidents, 112 medical-ambulance and 22 others.

In 2018, the calls consisted of 28 fires, 24 accidents and 110 medical-ambulance and 14 others.

For 2019, the 17 fire calls were nine structures, four vehicles, one field fire, one mutual aid change of quarters and two brush/debris. The 22 other calls were four odor Investigations, two pole (wires down), two weather storm watches, three good intent calls, two MABAS team activations, four false alarms, one smoke investigation and four hazardous conditions.

Fire or accident assistance was provided to Oglesby, Lostant, Leonore, Utica, Cedar Point-Standard, Grand Ridge, LaSalle and Hennepin.

Fire or accident aid was received from Oglesby, Utica, Leonore, Lostant, Cedar Point-Standard, LaSalle and Putnam County EMS.

Ambulance medical aid was received from Oglesby, Lostant and Ottawa Fire.

Ambulance medical aid was provided to Grand Ridge.

In addition to the Tonica Area, the Tonica Fire Department provides emergency ambulance service to the Leonore and Cedar Point areas.

Tonica Fire provides these emergency services without property tax assessments.

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