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100 Mile House Fire-Rescue call numbers down in 2023

100 Mile House Fire-Rescue saw a decrease in calls in 2023 compared to the year prior.

In 2023, the department has 472 calls for service, with the previous year having 504 calls, which is around a 6.8 percent decrease.

Fire Chief Dave Bissat said in an email response that “In 2023, the most common cause of fires was caused by outdoor burning, improper discarding of smoking products, as well as kitchen related fires.”

Bissat added that their overall calls were 93 fires, 119 road rescue calls, 193 medical calls, and 67 admin calls for burning complaints.

He said that with it being a new year, it’s important to check your smoke detector’s and CO detectors are up to date, and have new batteries if they take them.

On top of that, making sure the home fire extinguisher is up to date and that the gauge is showing that it’s in the fully charged position and ready to use.

Lastly, Bissat mentioned it’s also a great time to go over a home safety plan with your household, such as fire escapes, and meeting spots for children in case of an emergency.

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