GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) - Gulf Shores Fire Department spokesperson Billy Hayes said the department got a call from dispatch Monday after 4 p.m. reporting "multiple crash injuries".
The deck of a house had collapsed in Gulf Shores sending six people to the hospital.
When first responders arrived, Hayes said people were wandering down West Beach Boulevard injured.
This isn't the only time first responders have been dispatched for this type of emergency. Officials said in the summer of 2012, another deck collapsed. Fortunately, no significant injuries were reported.
"We have to consider the operations of the incident. What type of rescue will it be? How many individuals will be injured?" Hayes said.
Right around the time spring break kicks off, Hayes said the station sees a 20 to 30 percent increase in call volume and each emergency is different.
"We see a lot of medical calls that include alcohol and that's one of the things we encounter during spring break that leads to a lot of incidents, motor vehicle crashes, medical emergencies" said Hayes.
Even though more emergencies are reported, Hayes said instead of increasing staff, they just work alongside other departments.
He said the call volume begins to slow down around Labor Day.
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