Serving Whitman County since 1877

Station calls hit 1,000 for first time

Calls for response by Colfax fire and ambulance crews hit a new record early Dec. 31 when a call came in for an ambulance to respond to a sick person in Albion. That was the 1,000th call for the year for the department.

Call 999 came in the early morning hours of Dec. 30, when volunteers were asked to assist in the search for a missing hunter along the Palouse River.

The 1,000th call Dec. 31 is the first time the station’s log book has hit four digits during a year.

The log book for last year totaled 861 calls.

The department has a roster of 32 volunteers who respond to calls, but normally onl...


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