WADSWORTH: Police Chief Randy Reinke reported statistics for the department for October during the Safety Committee meeting on Monday night. That report indicates there were 1,019 calls for service, making this year’s total 10,990 calls so far.
Acting Fire Chief Ron Likley reported his department had 22 fire calls for the month, making it 205 for the year through October. EMS had 156 calls for a total of 1,530 calls through October.
Safety Director Matt Hiscock told the committee that medical premiums are expected to jump over 40 percent for the police, fire and EMS services for next year. Assistant Service Director Harry Stark told the Public Ways Committee the city is self-insured and had high claim years in 2011 and 2012.
Hiscock noted the police department is expected to replace three vehicles next year, add more mobile speed signs and build a building at the shooting range. A replacement ambulance for the EMS is also budgeted for 2013.