Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Reports Busy April with Another Surge in Calls Last Week

May 12, 2024 at 09:00 am by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN - In April, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department (MFRD) exhibited exceptional dedication as they responded to a multitude of emergencies, reflecting the city's ongoing commitment to public safety. According to the department's recently released figures, MFRD attended to 21 fire calls, 1,122 Rescue and EMS incidents, 109 service calls, and 457 "Good Intent Calls." Additionally, administrators emphasized that firefighters in the City tackled an additional 150 calls, bringing the total incidents addressed to 1,859.


The onset of recent storms further heightened the demand for MFRD's services. Over a span of only 2-days on May 8th and 9th, City firefighters responded to 5 homes struck by lightning, fortunately encountering only minor damage in each instance. The fire department's swift water rescue team also assisted the county fire and rescue department in two separate water rescues. Within the city limits of Murfreesboro, they responded to 3 more water rescues, bringing the total number of water rescues to 5.

Their commitment to helping others was further evident as they provided mutual assistance in Maury County where an individual was trapped under a collapsed house. Their help was executed under the Tennessee Fire Mutual Aid Plan and they were joined by both La Vergne and Smyrna Fire Department's. “MFRD doesn’t hesitate when called upon to respond to natural disasters,” said Fire Chief Mark McCluskey. “We are always willing to help our neighbors in need.”

During the same two-day period of May 8th and 9th, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department promptly addressed 110 non-weather related calls within the city limits, in addition to their response to weather-related emergencies.


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