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Emergency calls spike in bad economy

Calls for emergency services seem to increase as the overall economy plummets and more residents find themselves without medical or health insurance, said Clayton County Fire Chief Jeff Hood. Hood, who is also the county's director of Emergency Management Services, spoke Wednesday to Clayton County Rotary Club members. He outlined top projects and shared statistics on the number of calls the fire department handles annually. Hood said the number of calls for service appears to go up as the economy goes down.

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