NewsFirefighters in Algonquin Highlands are getting fewer calls for service this year SHARE ON: James Bowler, contributor, Thursday, Sep. 21st, 2017Firefighter calls for service are down in Algonquin Highlands compared to last year. In August, the fire department responded to a total of 33 calls. The majority of these calls were for a medical issue. Firefighters were also called to five collisions and two fires over the month.Last year there were 46 calls for service in August. In 2016 the fire department had responded to 189 incidents since the beginning of the year. To date, the calls for 2017 are 152.