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Fire Department reports one death, several trauma cases and fires due to fireworks

Posted July 8, 2019

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During the 24-hour Fourth of July holiday, the Fort Worth Fire Department responded to more than 450 911 calls.

Significant calls included:

  • One death.
  • Four significant trauma events.
  • Five structure fires.
  • 37 outdoor grass/trash fires.
  • 26 assault and/or gunshot or stab wounds.

“The Fort Worth Fire Department is saddened by the injuries and death that occurred on the Fourth, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” said Fire Chief James Davis.

The FWFD fireworks hotline received 1,952 complaints. The goal of the fireworks hotline was to provide a method to report fireworks concerns while assuring that the 911 system did not get overwhelmed, which could lead to a delay in emergency reporting.

The top three call types responded to by FWFD and the fireworks investigation teams were fires caused by fireworks, injuries caused by fireworks and calls from senior citizens who said they were frightened. All other calls were recorded as “nuisance reports” and had a lower priority and may not have received a specific immediate response.

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