Kamloops Fire and Rescue is responding to fewer medical calls in 2018.
Chief Mike Adams says of the 6,000 incidents to date, nearly 3,800 are calls for medical service.
Adams says that’s a decrease of 37 per cent which is comparable to other municipalities in British Columbia.
“With regards to incidents for the year to date, we’ve responded to 5,736 incidents. This is approximately a 12 per cent reduction over the same time last year, and it can be directly attributed to changes to the BC Emergency Health Services and their dispatch protocols that were implemented in June 1 of this year,” Adams says.
Adams says only 692 of the cases relate to fires and 530 have been for car crashes.