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Knowing just what to do when the unexpected happens gets compliments in Woodstock

DAVID F. ASHTON - When the X-Ray machine smoking, the dental clinic staff acted quickly and appropriately, Woodstock firefighters say - and prevented a fire. Bystanders were curious when Woodstock Fire Station 25's Engine and Ladder Truck companies pulled into the parking lot near an office building at S.E. 49th Avenue and Woodstock Boulevard, at 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, February 7.

They had been dispatched to the Woodstock Dentistry office, on the report of a possible equipment fire.

"When fire crews arrived at the dental office they found an X-Ray machine with an electrical short," explained PF&R Public Information Officer Lt. Damon Simmons.

"The staff at the office did everything right; they called 911, unplugged the machine and evacuated; and their quick action helped to keep everyone safe while minimizing damage," Simmons pointed out. "This incident shows that critical thinking is the key to success during any emergency."

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