Ashley Hunter, Greene Publishing, Inc.
Throughout the month of September, Madison Fire Rescue (MFR) attended 62 emergency-related calls; 37 of those were in county limits, and 25 were in city limits.
MFR attended 19 different motor vehicle collision calls throughout September. Three were in city limits and 16 were in county limits. Two involved a car under or versus a tree and one was a vehicle fire.
Nine calls were for a tree down. Three took place within city limits and six happened outside of city limits. All of the calls corresponded with Hurricane Hermine crossing into Madison County on Friday, Sept. 2.
Within Madison city limits, there was one call for lift assistance. None in the county.
MFR also responded to one call for a lock-out on Gillislee St., in the city limits. None in the county.
Nine of the 62 emergency calls that MFR responded to were medical related. Five took place in the City of Madison, and four were in Madison County.
MFR responded to five fire alarms within the city, and one inside Madison County. There was also one call pertaining to a CO alarm in the city.
Four calls were issued to MFR in regards to a leak; three were gas leaks and one was a hydraulic leak.
Within Madison County limits, MFR responded to nine fire-related calls. One was the before mentioned vehicle fire, three were grass fires, two were brush fires, one was a trash fire, another was a structure fire and MFR also responded to a call regarding a railroad tie burning.
In addition, MFR assisted with setting up a landing zone at Madison County Memorial Hospital and helping provide safety during the repair of a power line that had fallen on Martin Luther King Dr.
With three shifts and a staff of paid and volunteer fire fighters, Madison Fire Rescue serves both the City of Madison and Madison County 24/7, 365 days a year in the event of a fire, vehicle collision, or any other man-made or natural disaster.