The Fire Department of Westfield responded to 33 calls for service during the month of February 2017. Of those calls, 27 were for emergency medical services (EMS), with 15 of those calls being within the Village of Westfield and five of them within the town of Westfield. There were seven EMS responses to Absolut Care. There was one mutual aid EMS call to Ripley at 6202 Shortman Road.
There were five service calls in February. There were three local transports; one CO detector activation at McDonald's, 102 East Main Street; and traffic control for a tanker in a ditch at McKinley Road and the Norfolk-Southern railroad tracks.
There was one false alarm in January for an accidental fire alarm activation at 203 East Main Street, Westfield School.
There were no fire calls or motor vehicle accidents during the month of February.
The 33 responses in February was a slight decrease from last month's total of 37 responses. Since January 1, 2017, the Fire Department has responded to a total of 70 incidents.
Daylight savings time began on Sunday, March 12th. As you set your clocks ahead one hour please remember to check the batteries on your smoke detectors. The National Fire Protection Association recommends installing a smoke detector on every level of your home, including the basement, and inside and outside each sleeping area. Test each detector monthly by pushing the test button. Installing and maintaining smoke detectors can save the life of your family!