2017 was the busiest year on record for the Taylorville Fire Department. The department took over 1,600 calls last year, more than any other year in its 130-year history.
Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews says that’s unlike the national trend of fire calls dropping, and he doesn’t have a specific reason for the spike in calls.
Crews says one fire in particular serves as a reminder for all residents to call 911 when there is an emergency.
Crews and Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall appeared as guests on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.