In 2014 the Fire Marshal’s Office outpaced previous years in their volume of activity. During the year, in addition to normal activities, the calls for fire cause determination have increased. 2014 marked the first year in recent memory where the department had two multiple fatality fires. The first fatal fire occurred in April on Highway 92 South. This fire claimed the lives of three people and the cause was classified as accidental/undetermined. The second fatal fire occurred in December on Grant Road with the loss of two lives. This fire was classified as electrical in nature with the origin in the attic.
Fire Prevention continues to place an emphasis on early detection of fires and has pushed the smoke detector program for the past few years in several communities within the county.