Cedar City First Responders Have Busy 1st Quarter
First responders in Cedar City had a busy first quarter of the year according to information released through CedarCity.org.
According to the information the Cedar City Police Department responded to 7,474 calls for service from January 1st through the end of March. Larceny Theft was the top of the list in police responses for the quarter. Officer also responded to 122 vehicle crashes in the city during the quarter. The above average amount of snowfall experienced in Cedar City the first three months of 2023 was likely a contributing factor in the number of crashes this year. Vehicle burglaries were at 53 for the quarter, prompting a reminder from the police department for residents to lock their vehicles. An increase in valuables being taken from vehicles was noted. 14 burglaries were also reported during the quarter. Police also responded to 54 domestic disputes during the period.
The Cedar City Fire Department responded to 319 Major Incidents and Inspections. Most of the fire department activity had do do with inspections in the area as the department participated in 103 inspections from January through March. Fire fighting personnel were engaged with 19 fire during the time frame along with responding to 47 false alarms. The fire department also conducted 16 fire station tours and presented one fire extinguisher class. The fire department is happy to provide station tours to interested groups. They do ask that tours be schedule with a minimum of a 5 day in advance request. Tours may be requested by calling 435-586-2964 during regular business hours. The tours are conducted weekdays at the Main Station.