International Falls police and fire and rescue chiefs reported department activities in December at a recent Falls City Council meeting.

Falls Police Chief Rich Mastin reported his department was involved in December with Officer Jill Elsberry’s DARE group, which hosted “Doughnut with a Cop,” and conducted DARE graduation at Falls High School gymnasium.

Officers participated in Peace Officer Standards and Training mandated defensive tactics training in December.

Mastin said the department had 388 calls for service in December, compared to 308 in December 2017; made 121 traffic stops in December, compared to 113 in December 2017; provided 26 medical assists, compared to 32 in December 2017; generated 93 cases in December, compared to 106 in December 2017; and made 18 arrests in each December 2018 and 2017.

Falls Fire and Rescue Chief Adam Mannausau reported five fire department call-outs during December, with four of those responses in the city — smoke scare, commercial fire, two gas leaks; and one rural fire call that was canceled en route.

Mannausau said the department members trained on radio communications in December.

In December, the department responded to 68 calls via 911, compared to 88 in December 2017; and made 53 transfers, compared to 52 in December 2017.

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