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Rockwood Fire Department personnel have responded to calls for assistance and ended up doing menial chores like checking the mail.
A growing number of first-responder calls like that have officials worried that emergency resources are being wasted. They are evaluating what calls they should respond to.
“We’ve had some issues here in the past, but they really got really bad here lately,” Rockwood Assistant Fire Chief Matt Crabtree said. “We are being dispatched to a lot of calls that don’t necessarily require our services.”
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