The Burke County Emergency Management Agency responded to 99 patients’ calls during the week ending April 17. Of those, 78 resulted in transports including 53 to Augusta hospitals and one to another out-of-county hospital. Forty three of the transports were determined to be emergencies and 35 were non-emergent.
The agency also answered 19 fire calls during the week. They included two controlled burns, one structure fire, one false alarm, one outside waste/trash or dumpster fire, four rescues, three woods fires, one vehicle fire, five public service calls and one unspecified call.