The Gibbons Fire Department has responded to an increase in calls this year.
 
Medical help continues to be the number one firefighter response in town as out of the 94 total calls from January 1 till October 23, 63 were for medical assists.
 
In that time frame, Gibbons' crews responded to 17 alarm calls, six structure fires, five outside fires, two motor vehicle collisions and one citizen assist.
 
"Our call volume is up from last year due to a little bit more medical assist calls," said deputy fire chief Jason Coveney.
 
That's not all the fire department has kept busy with. In Sturgeon County, they've responded to 16 outside fires, 14 medical assists, 13 structure fires, 12 alarm calls, five vehicle fires, three electrical hazards, two smoke investigations and three controlled burns.
 
"Outside of Gibbons the bulk of our calls are motor vehicle collisions due to the highways in our area," added Coveney.
 
From January 1 till October 23, the department responded to 56 motor vehicle collisions outside of town.
 
A total of 54 of the calls were mutual aid to help other departments within the county. Gibbons currently has 24 firefighters.
 

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