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First for everything: Reno Fire Department responds to 40,000 calls for service in a year

First for everything: Reno Fire Department responds to 40,000 calls in a year

Do you see a wildfire? Is your stove on fire? Is your cat stuck in a tree? Do you need medical attention? Were you in a car crash? It doesn't matter what it is -- The Reno Fire Department will answer the call.

For the first time in 129 years, the Reno Fire Department has answered more than 40,000 calls for service in a year.

Fire Chief Dave Cochran says his department manages to answer the call on top of a full training calendar, manning and managing special events, civil service testing, and much more.

The department took to Twitter saying, "the amazing men and women of the Reno Fire Department continue to raise the bar in professional all risk emergency service. Calls only account for a portion of the great work our firefighters preform."


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