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GOODFIELD – The Eureka-Goodfield Fire Protection District responded to a record number of calls in 2014. Randy Wolfe, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) chief, said the district had a total of 1,040 calls, 881 of which were EMS calls.

“It’s just a trend across the nation,” he said of the increase in calls. One reason, he noted, is that Baby Boomers are getting older and requiring more medical care, causing what has been called a “silver flood.”

“Our call volume just keeps going up,” Wolfe said.

Fire chief Craig Neal agreed, saying the calls have increased significantly in the time he’s been a firefighter.

See the full story on January 22 Woodford County Journal newsstands.

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