Fourth Quarter Busy For Cedar City Public Safety Personnel
The fourth quarter of 2023 was a busy one for public safety personnel in Cedar City. For the three month period ending in December, Cedar City Police responded to 6,373 call for services. During the same period, the Cedar City Fire Department was involved in 627 major incidents and inspections.
Larceny theft was keeping the police department the most busy during the quarter. Police were called to respond to 181 theft incidents. And area drivers kept police busy responding to 139 car crashes from October through December, and now with the snow here, police are bound to be busy this quarter responding to crashes.
Police responded to 98 assault incidents during the quarter and were also asked to respond to 65 domestic disputes along with 57 simple assaults.
Impairment was also a factor for police response in the last quarter of 2023. Police dealt with 51 drug offenses along with 22 DUI incidents and seven cases of drunkenness.
The police were also called in to deal with 25 sex offense cases, 15 incidents of disorderly conduct and also responded to 7 cases of weapon offenses.
The Cedar City Fire Department was also busy from October to December.
Of course, dealing with fires has the biggest impact on community members, and during the quarter the fire department was called out to 25 fires.
Being proactive to keep the number of fires down, the activity that kept the fire department the most busy during the last part of 2023 was doing inspections. The fire department went out on 93 “good intent” calls. A good intent incident is when the fire department are dispatched to a scene but upon arrival and investigation the scene is not the incident type reported, and is no threat or problem.
The fire department also responded to 78 false alarms.
Other things that kept the Cedar City Fire Department busy during the fourth quarter were hydrant flow issues (75), hazardous conditions (53), and rescue and EMS operations (39).
In reaching out to the community, the fire department held 14 community education sessions, gave six fire station tours and held 5 fire extinguisher classes.
Our community is fortunate to have these first responders ready to serve us at a minute's notice.
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