NH emergency responders see uptick in calls during 2017 Motorcycle Week
LACONIA — Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid reported a significant increase in emergency call volume during this year's annual Motorcycle Week.
Chief Coordinator Jon Goldman said that during the period of June 9-19, LRMFA dispatched a total of 989 incidents, which marked a 31 percent increase over the 2016 Motorcycle Week period.
This was a 43 percent increase from their normal daily average of incidents, and the busiest times of day for the week were between 1 and 7 p.m. each day.
Officials said the three busiest days for LRMFA Dispatchers were June 12, June 14 and June 19.
During Motorcycle Week, LRMFA responded to nine building fires, 111 motor vehicle accidents, and 535 medical emergencies.
The three busiest departments during the week were Laconia Fire, who responded to 206 incidents, Meredith EMS, who responded to 80 incidents, and the Gilford Fire Department, who responded to 76 incidents.
Lakes Region Mutual Fire Aid dispatches professional Fire, EMS, and All Hazards emergency personnel to 35 communities in and around the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.