Fire Department Incident Reports April 8, 2014

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Saturday, April 5

At 1:42 pm on April 5, fire personnel were dispatched to 401 Kendall Drive, Prowers Medical Center, on report of a false alarm.  While en route, Prowers County Dispatch advised that Security Alarms had called and stated that PMC had said they were conducting a fire drill but had not notified Dispatch because they desired the drill to be as real as possible.  Upon arrival on scene, they found no visible signs of a fire.  During investigation, they found an alarm handle had been pulled in the patient waiting area for Med-Surg.  Fire crew noted that a family was congregated in the waiting room, including small children.  Engineer Kemp and Captain Widener met to assess the reality of the alarm.  PMC employees denied any prior knowledge of a fire drill.  Upon conferring with Prowers County Dispatch, they stated that Security Alarms had referred Rebecca Truart to be the reporting party on the fire drill.  Upon contact, Truart denied calling Security Alarms, which was confirmed by her ER coworkers.  Fire crew were of the opinion that one of the children had pulled the alarm.  The alarm was reset by a maintenance worker.

Sunday, April 6

At 8:23 pm on April 6, fire personnel were dispatched to a smoke detector activation taking place at 1406 South Main Street in Lamar.  Fire crew found a faulty smoke detector, which was possibly faulty due to the ceiling leaking water on the sensor.  The alarm company was called and dispatch was informed that if another alarm from that sensor sounded, that crew from F3 would look into it before dispatching units.  F3 remained on the scene.

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