Emergency medical response calls accounted for 53 percent of the total calls for the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department in October, according to the monthly report from the department released Thursday.
Out of the total 460 calls firefighters responded to in October, 245 of them, or 53.26 percent, were emergency medical responses. The 245 calls in October amounted to 10 more than the total reported for September.
Firefighters responded to five structure fires in October, one each in Wards 1 and 3, and the remaining three in Ward 4.
There were 10 vehicle fires reported, double the number from September, and two brush/grass/rubbish fires, one less than was reported in September.
In addition to the 245 emergency medical response calls, there were a total of 20 vehicle accidents with injuries reported.
A total of 41 fire alarms were reported in October, with an additional 31 alarms determined to be false.
The monthly report also lists 106 calls that were classified as “other.”