FRAMINGHAM – Between February 23 and March 1, the Framingham Fire Department extinguished 7 cooking fire and 2 outside fires in the City.
The Framingham Fire Department also responded to 154 medical calls and 3 carbon monoxide incidents.
Since March 31, 2006, Massachusetts law requires carbon monoxide detectors in most homes. The law is named for 7-year-old Nicole Garofalo, who died in January 2005 when a heating vent in her house was blocked by snow drifts, allowing carbon monoxide to accumulate in the home.
Between February 23 and March 1, firefighters responded to six motor vehicle crashes in Framingham, and 39 false alarms.
Framingham Fire performed 41 fire prevention inspections and responded to 142 general service calls.
Framingham Source asked the Framingham Fire Department to provide weekly statistics so the public can understand what the department does.