The Yankton, South Dakota Fire Department had its busiest year in more than a decade in 2012. Volunteer firefighters responded to 250 calls last year, according to Deputy Fire Chief Larry Nickels. That's up from 231 the year before and the most since 2000.
Grass fires during last year's drought were a big reason for the high number of calls.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.