Multiple incidents kept Barrow County's public safety personnel busy last week.
County communications officers fielded a total of 3,372 calls. Of those, 1,284 came through the 911 lines resulting in 1,251 dispatches to different public safety departments. responded to 150 of those calls.
- At 7:06 a.m. Aug. 16, Engine 4 responded to 85 Auburn Park Drive in response to a reported gas leak. Upon arrival, firefighters found a gas line leaking as a result of damage caused by a construction crew. Working with the , emergency personnel closed Atlanta Highway as a precaution until Buford Gas could control the leak.
- At 7:55 p.m. Aug. 16, Engines 7 and 3, Med Units 7 & 3 and Battalion 1 responded to Loganville Highway at Tom Miller Road to a report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, firefighters found a three vehicle collision with one vehicle overturned and one person trapped inside. Firefighters extricated the individual, who was transported to an area hospital.
- At 11:44 a.m. Aug. 17, Engine 7, Med 3 and Battalion 1 responded to 416 Exchange Boulevard in reference to a . Working with the , the building was evacuated and searched with no suspicious articles found.
- At 5:49 p.m. Aug. 19, Engine 1, Med 1 and Battalion 1 responded to Hardigree Road and Elder Road for a reported motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single vehicle accident. The vehicle was overturned with one individual dead at the scene.