From Dec. 13-20, the North Attleborough Fire Department responded to 97 calls for emergency service.
- 71 were emergency medical responses
- 13 motor vehicle accidents with injuries
- 2 fire calls [no EMS}
- 1 car fire
- 10 public service or ‘other’ service calls
The remaining responses were due to a variety of otherwise unspecified reasons.
The department has noticed an increase in the number of illegal burning responses and would again like to urge residents to be aware of the rules and regulations for open burning. The permitted burning season runs from January through April and entails several safety requirements. The burning of yard debris (leaves, brush), construction materials, or rubbish is against fire regulations no matter the time of year. Brush fires can accidentally start from many sources and with the increased fire load added during autumn, everyone should remain vigilant of the dangers present and be safe.