CAVE CITY, AR (KAIT) - The Cave City Fire Department reported that they responded to 363 calls this year, 42 calls more than what they responded to all year in 2015.
Justin Wilson, the fire inspector, said the calls have always been there. They are just responding to more of them.
He said they saw the increase about two years ago when they added his full-time position.
Before then, he said they did not respond unless it was a life or death situation or a fire.
Now that Wilson is at the station all day, he is able to go on more calls.
Wilson says the increase has not been a strain on him, but it has affected some of the volunteers.
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