OFFD handles 75 calls
Old Fort Fire Department answered 75 calls during the storm – logged from Tuesday at 7 a.m., until Wednesday at 7 a.m. from fires, including two working structure fire calls, 16 medical (EMS) First Responder, 13 citizens assist, (one tree into the roof), 43 trees on power lines, power poles on fire, and two gas leaks.
OFFD Chief Ed Genthert: “We actually had a couple more that were not dispatched, a few residents relied on the old way, calling the fire department directly versus 911. We activated our dispatch center to get some load off of the Dorchester County 911 Center. They would dispatch the initial call then we took over and sent the appropriate units, then followed up with them.”