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Sandusky, Perkins fire and ambulance calls up sharply in 2012

Andy Ouriel • Jan 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM

What's even more concerning for Sandusky and Perkins fire departments, however, is the sharp increase in emergency calls.

Collectively, fire calls soared 10 percent and ambulance runs jumped 5 percent in 2012 compared to 2011.

"As peoples' disposable income and income availability for medical and preventative care diminishes, typically the fire service will see an increase in runs," Sandusky fire Chief Paul Ricci said.

For more on the uptick in medical and emergency service calls, pick up a copy of Sunday's Register.

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