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Fire response report


January 17, 2019

Total response to calls at the Colfax fire station for 2018 declined slightly from 2017, according to an annual report prepared by Randy Miller, volunteer fireman who serves as a part-timer with the city department.

The station logged 1,051 responses in 2018 compared to 1,078 the previous year. Miller said the counts could be off by a few, but are the best he could determine from the records.

Again, the largest block of calls, 491, was for ambulance responses outside the city limits. Those responses are handled by the members of the Volunteer Fire Department.

The second-largest group was...

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