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Posted on: February 8, 2021

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SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, February 8, 2021) – During the Month of January, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 763 incidents including 65 fires, 342 emergency medical service and rescue calls, 43 hazardous condition calls, 48 public service and other calls, 99 smoke scare calls and 166 false alarms. Of the 65 fires, 11 were structure fires. Below is a detailed summary of the notable calls for service in January:

 

January 31, 2021

10:16 p.m.

Excessive Heat, 900 Block of Mohawk Street 

The Savannah Fire Department responded to the report of a fire at a residence but found no smoke or flames. Upon further investigation they discovered charring on the wall behind the dryer. Firefighters checked for damage to the dryer and extension into the wall. They also made sure the smoke detector was operable before clearing the scene. 

 

January 31, 2021

6:19 p.m.

Fire, 10600 Block of Abercorn Street

Units were dispatched to the report of a fire in an apartment. They discovered a cooking fire that was out upon their arrival. Fire fighters checked for extension. And ventilated the apartment.

 

January 31, 2021

6:11 p.m.

Accident with Injuries, Wheaton and Cedar streets

Firefighters responding to a vehicle accident with injuries discovered a driver that was breathing but unresponsive. They provided basic life support until EMS arrived on scene.

 

January 31, 2021

11:47 a.m.

Smoke Scare, 2400 Block of Alaska Street

Firefighters were dispatched to the report of an open area fire in a residential neighborhood. They discovered a homeowner using yard debris as fuel for an outdoor cookout. Firefighters extinguished the fire and advised the resident of the City ordinance barring yard debris fires.  

 

January 31, 2021

9:36 a.m.

Fire, 6900 Block of Key Street

Firefighters were dispatched to the report of an open area fire and discovered that a dead tree limb had fallen onto a power line, causing a grass fire below. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and called the power company to mitigate issues with the power line.

 

January 31, 2021

10:00 p.m.

Emergency Medical Call, Jefferson and West Congress streets

Firefighters were dispatched to the report of an unresponsive person. They provided patient care until EMS arrived on scene.

 

January 30, 2021

1:35 p.m.

Vehicle Extrication, Eisenhower and Hodgson Memorial drives

Savannah Fire units were dispatched to a vehicle accident with entrapment. They discovered an individual trapped inside a wrecked vehicle. Firefighters removed the windshield to rescue the victim. 

 

January 30, 2021

12:26 a.m.

Open Area Fire, 600 Block of Park Avenue

Units dispatched to an open area fire found a pile of burning construction material on the railroad tracks. They extinguished the fire.

 

January 29, 2021

11:49 p.m.

Emergency Medical Call, Ramsgate and Sutton roads

Firefighters responded to the report of a person passed out in a parked vehicle. They discovered an unresponsive individual behind the wheel of a car with the engine running. Firefighters woke the individual up and provided patient care until EMS arrived on scene.  

 

January 29, 2021

7:27 p.m.

Fire, 100 Block of Hampstead Avenue 

Savannah Fire Units responded to a fire alarm on the 8th floor of a high-rise structure. They discovered a flowerpot filled with smoldering artificial flowers in the elevator lobby. It appeared as if a lit cigarette caused the smoldering fire. Firefighters removed the flowerpot and ventilated the 8th floor elevator lobby. 

 

January 29, 2021

4:07 p.m.

Accident with Injuries, Stevens and West 52nd streets

Units responding to a vehicle accident discovered an injured motorist. Firefighters provided patient care until EMS arrived.  

 

January 29, 2021

5:44 a.m.

Arching Electrical Equipment, 300 Block of East Gwinnett Street

Firefighters were dispatched to a business for the report of arching electrical equipment.  They discovered a sparking low voltage wire near a freezer and removed it. The manager was instructed to call an electrician.

 

January 28, 2021

7:07 p.m.

Trash Fire, 12200 Block of Apache Avenue

The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a dumpster fire at a college campus. They discovered a pile of items on fire near a dumpster and extinguished it. 

 

January 28, 2021

5:49 p.m.

Medical Emergency, 100 Block of Bushwood Drive

Firefighters were dispatched to a medical emergency at a residence. They discovered an individual who became lightheaded while cleaning a toilet with bleach and toilet bowl cleaner. Firefighters provided patient care until EMS arrived. 

 

January 28, 2021

2:29 p.m.

Gas Leak, 7600 Block of Abercorn Street

Units responded to the report of a gas leak outside. They discovered that a construction crew hit a gas line while using an excavator. Firefighters established a safe zone around the leak and stood by until the gas company repaired the line.

 

January 27, 2021

10:56 p.m.

Fire, 1200 Block of East 72nd Street

Firefighters responding to a structure fire discovered smoke coming from the porch of a single story, wood frame residence. They extinguished a fire caused by charcoal left on the porch after a cookout. 

 

January 27, 2021

8:01 p.m.

Cooking Fire, 1500 Block of Benton Boulevard

Firefighters were dispatched to the report of a kitchen fire. The fire was out upon their arrival. A candle in a glass holder had been placed on the stovetop to melt the wax. The heat caused the glass to shatter and wax spilled on the burner. Burning wax caused the apartment to fill with smoke. Firefighters removed the burner, ventilated the residence and provided patient care to the resident who was cut by broken glass.

 

January 27, 2021

3:14 p.m.

Medical Emergency, ACL Boulevard and Westlake Avenue  

Units were dispatched to the report of unresponsive person.   They discovered an individual laying down in the roadway and behaving erratically.  Firefighters worked with EMS and Savannah Police to address the individual’s needs.

 

January 27, 2021

7:32 a.m.

Gas Leak, 400 Block of East Broad Street

Firefighters were dispatched to a gas leak outside a school. Units sheltered all the building occupants in a safe place until the issue was mitigated. They discovered a broken gas line behind the cafeteria and stood by until the gas company repaired it.

 

January 26, 2021

5:29 p.m.

Vehicle Extrication, Abercorn Street and East Jackson Boulevard  

Firefighters responding to a vehicle accident with injuries discovered an injured victim trapped inside a wrecked car. They removed the car door, rescued the victim and turned patient care over to EMS.

 

January 26, 2021

2:59 p.m.

Fire, 100 Block of Forbes Road  

Savannah Fire responded to a fire at a petroleum distribution plant. They discovered that a fire in the petroleum distribution system had been extinguished by plant employees prior to their arrival. Firefighters checked for hot spots and cooled down the equipment.

 

January 23, 2021

8:47 p.m.

Fire, 0 Block of Berwick Court

Units were dispatched to a residential structure fire. Firefighters discovered heavy black smoke coming from the garage. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, preventing it from spreading to the house. 

 

January 22, 2021

10:36 a.m.

Carbon Monoxide Incident, 100 Block of Austin Way

Firefighters were dispatched to a carbon monoxide alarm at a residence. The homeowner was not there. They had been tuning up a car, which was left running inside a locked garage. Exhaust from the car entered the home and triggered the carbon monoxide alarm. Firefighters rescued a dog that was caged in the living room and ventilated the structure.  

 

January 22, 2021

11:57 a.m.

Medical Emergency, 100 Block of Owens Industrial

Firefighters were dispatched to the report of an unconscious person at a funeral parlor. They discovered an individual who had fainted. Firefighters provided patient care until EMS arrived. 

 

January 20, 2021

4:15 p.m.

Fire, 300 Block of West Duffy Street  

Firefighters were dispatched to the report of a fire at a convenience store. They discovered light smoke coming from a smoldering windowsill that was littered by discarded cigarettes. Firefighters extinguished the blaze.

 

January 19, 2021

7:49 p.m.

Fire, 900 Block of West 39th Street

Units responded to the report of a residential structure fire. They discovered heavy smoke and fire coming from the structure and quickly extinguished it. None of the three residents were at home when firefighters arrived. A unit discovered one of the residents down the street. The individual was suffering from burns. Firefighters provided patient care until EMS arrived. Power to the structure was cut and the three residents were displaced. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

 

January 18, 2021

4:09 p.m.

Vehicle Extrication, Dean Forest Road and I-16

Units were dispatched to an accident with injuries. The driver was trapped inside. Firefighters removed the door, rescued the driver, and turned patient care over to EMS.

 

January 18, 2021

2:20 p.m.

Fire, 6900 Block of Damascus Road

Firefighters responded to the report of yard waste burning in a backyard. They discovered that fire had extended to a structure. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and checked for hot spots. 

 

January 18, 2021

2:01 p.m.

Vehicle Extrication, East Victory and Evergreen drives

Units were dispatched to a vehicle extrication. Firefighters removed the vehicle door and rescued the driver. Patient care was then turned over to EMS.

 

January 18, 2021

1:16 p.m.

Carbon Monoxide Incident, 400 Block of West Wayne Street

The Savannah Fire Department responded to a carbon monoxide alarm at a residence. They discovered a gas fireplace insert was emitting carbon monoxide. The fireplace was shut off at the gas valve and the resident was advised to call a technician. 

 

January 18, 2021

12:49 p.m.

Medical Emergency, 500 Block of East Oglethorpe Avenue

Firefighters were dispatched to the report of an unresponsive person at dialysis center. Firefighters provided patient care until EMS arrived. 

 

January 18, 2021

4:31 a.m.

Fire, 1100 Block of Duffy Street

Firefighters responding to the report of a structure fire discovered flames coming through the roof and back exterior wall. They quickly extinguished the fire. One person was displaced.

 

January 18, 2021

3:53 p.m.

Fire, 1500 Block of West Bay Street 

Units were dispatched to an open area fire near a structure. They discovered two burning piles of trash near a home and extinguished them. The resident said they were burning debris cleared from a building. 

 

January 18, 2021

2:01 a.m.

Trash Fire, 700 Block of East Henry Street

Firefighters were dispatched to a trash fire in a lane. They discovered three to four burning trash cans and several piles of debris on fire. They extinguished the blaze. 

 

January 17, 2021

6:47 p.m.

Water Leak, 0 Block of Peachtree Drive

Firefighters responding to an alarm at an apartment complex discovered flooding caused by a broken water main. Firefighters shut off the water valve and the facility remained on fire watch until the sprinkler system was repaired. 

 

January 17, 2021

4:58 p.m.

Medical Emergency, Mills B. Lane Boulevard and Rockdale Avenue

Units were dispatched to the report of a shooting. They discovered an injured individual lying in the street and provided patient care until EMS arrived.

 

January 17, 2021

10:58 a.m.

Gas Leak, 900 Block of Goebel Avenue

The Savannah Fire Department responded to a gas leak outside they discovered that a worker cut a gas line to a swimming pool heater. Firefighters shut off the gas at the meter and called the gas company to the scene to mitigate the issue. 

 

January 16, 2021

11:46 p.m.

Fire, 5000 Block of Magnolia Avenue

Units were dispatched to an open area fire burning dangerously close to a structure. Firefighters discovered a large fire in a backyard, which had spread out of control and damaged the wooden fence and pool pump shed. Firefighters extinguished the fire and cut power to the pool pump. 

 

January 16, 2021

2:28 p.m.

Medical Emergency, 200 Block of East Bay Street

Firefighters responding to an accident with injuries found an individual lying on the ground, unable to move their arm. The injured person had fallen off a bicycle and hit the curb. Firefighters provided patient care until EMS arrived. 

 

January 16, 2021

7:18 a.m.

Elevator Rescue, 100 Block of Arts Drive

Firefighters were dispatched to a college campus for an elevator rescue. They rescued people trapped in the elevator of a three-story building. 

 

January 15, 2021

9:40 p.m.

Fire, 0 Block of Dutton Street

Firefighters were dispatched to the report of a laundry room fire at a residence. The fire was out upon their arrival. Firefighters ventilated the structure, installed a smoke alarm, provided patient care to an individual who was overcome by smoke and checked for extension.  

 

January 15, 2021

3:46 p.m.

Fire, 1200 Block of West Lathrop Avenue

The Savannah Fire Department responded to a fire at an industrial plant. They discovered machinery and large rolls of paper on fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire and cleared debris from the structure.

 

January 15, 2021

7:18 a.m.

Fire, 0 Block of East Bryan Street

Units were dispatched to a fire alarm on the second floor of a high rise. They discovered that welders caused a small fire below the floor. Firefighters made sure the fire was completely out and cleared the smoke from the second floor.

 

January 14, 2021

5:04 p.m.

Fire, 200 Block of Carolan Street

Savannah Firefighters responded to the report of a fire at a residence. They discovered that there had been a cooking fire. The fire was out. Firefighters checked for extension and cleared smoke from the home. They installed fresh smoke alarm batteries and discussed cooking safety tips with the resident. 

 

January 14, 2021

11:34 a.m.

Public Service, Sallie Mood Drive and East Montgomery Cross Road

Units were dispatched to assist an individual who fell in a park. Firefighters discovered the individual sitting on a park bench. They helped him get to his car.

 

January 14, 2021

11:01 a.m.

Medical Emergency, 1800 Block of East Montgomery Crossroad

Firefighters were dispatched to a park for the report of unresponsive individuals inside a car. Firefighters provided the individuals with patient care until EMS arrived. 

 

January 14, 2021

4:29 a.m.

Public Service, Fire Station 2

Firefighters assisted an individual who stopped by the station with a ring stuck on their finger. They used a ring cutter to remove a ring from the individual’s swollen finger. 

 

January 13, 2021

10:04 p.m.

Medical Emergency, 1100 Block of East 32nd Street

Firefighters were dispatched to the report of an unconscious individual. They discovered an individual who was conscious but unable to stand. The individual became faint after taking a mix of medical remedies.   Firefighters provided medical care until EMS arrived. 

 

January 13, 2021

6:04 p.m.

Flammable Liquid Spill, 1100 Block of West 50th Street

Firefighters responded to the report of a gas smell inside a laundry room. Firefighters discovered that mineral spirits had been spilled inside the room. They ventilated the building to mitigate the issue. 

 

January 13, 2021

4:43 p.m.

Vehicle Accident with Injuries, Benton Boulevard and Jimmy DeLoach Parkway

Firefighters were dispatched to an accident with injuries. They discovered a motor vehicle accident involving two sport utility vehicles. One individual involved in the accident was injured and on the ground. Firefighters provided patient care until EMS arrived. 

 

January 11, 2021

4:58 a.m.

Fire, 100 Block of Hibiscus Avenue

Units were dispatched to a fire. They discovered smoke coming from the back of a duplex. They discovered a mattress on fire and extinguished it. One resident was displaced. 

 

January 10, 2021

3:00 a.m.

Gas leak, 1800 Block of East Victory Drive

The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a gas leak inside a restaurant. Firefighters discovered that someone had entered the restaurant and broke the knobs off the gas stove. Firefighters cut gas to the structure, notified the gas company and fire investigator, then turned the scene over to police. 

 

January 9, 2021

1:04 p.m.

Fire, 1900 Block of Greenwood Street

Firefighters responding to the report of a backyard grass fire discovered that a resident used gas to start a fire in a fire pit. Heat from the fire caused the gas can to catch fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire and advised the homeowner about fire safety and the dangers of using gasoline to start fires. 

 

January 9, 2021

10:20 a.m.

Medical Emergency, 200 Block of Avery Street

Units were dispatched to the report of a choking infant. They discovered a conscious and alert infant who was spitting up mucus after a feeding. Firefighters provided patient care until EMS arrived. 

 

January 5, 2021

6:58 a.m.

Fire, 200 Block of West 36th Street

Firefighters were dispatched to the report of a structure fire. They discovered fire on the porch and wall of a home as well as a pile of burning rubbish on a nearby sidewalk. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fires and made sure there was no extension into the building. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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