(Festus) The number of calls for service were down slightly or remained about the same for some emergency responders in 2020. For the Festus Fire Department, their calls were down a little bit. Chief Kevin Craemer says the pandemic was the direct reason for that.
Craemer says the calls for service are about normal so far in 2021. He says their response times have improved greatly, due to the extra manpower that was put into place at the start of 2020.