The Kenmore Fire Department answered 1,410 calls for service totaling 5,373 man hours during 2013, Chief Brendan J. Kiefer said Tuesday night in a report to the Village Board.
Kiefer said the department arrived on scene to more than half of its calls within two minutes of the call being dispatched, surpassing the National Fire Protection Association’s standards of four minutes. More than 70 percent of its calls (997) were for medical emergencies, Kiefer said.
He estimated that the department’s volunteer members spent 3,558 hours in training. The department also has career firefighters on staff for around-the-clock coverage.
Meanwhile, the Kenmore Police Department responded to 13,409 calls for service in 2013, an increase over 2012, and made 61 arrests for driving while intoxicated, Chief Peter J. Breitnauer said in his annual report.