2016 Year in Review
In 2016 the fire district responded to a total of 574 incidents. This is an increase in call volume from last year of 14%. These calls ranged in all types from MVA’s, brush fires, building fires, weather related incidents, fire alarms, hazardous materials, lost person, boating accidents/fires, trauma, chest pain, breathing problems, psychiatric, stroke, seizures, and diabetic type emergencies.
The busiest time for all types of calls is between 8 AM and 5 PM. This is a change over past years as most calls use to occur in the overnight hours. This has created problems as many of our volunteers are working during these hours and are unable to respond to incidents.
The busiest month of the year for combined total calls was June with 64 calls.
The busy month for fire calls was a tie for February & June with 29 calls each month
The busy month for medical calls was August with 39 calls.
The slowest month of the year for total calls was May with 30 calls.
The slow month for fire calls was September with 7 calls.
The slow month for medical calls was November with 18 calls.
The busiest day of the week for med calls was Tuesdays with 17% of the calls.
The busiest day of the week for fire calls was Thursdays with 17% of the calls.
The busy hour of the day for medical calls was the 11 am hour. 61% of med calls happened between 8 am & 5 pm.
The busy hour of the day for fire calls was the 4 pm hour. 65% of fire calls happened between 8 am & 5 pm.
Training & Hours of Service
About $6,500 was spent on training. We had 2 members take FF1 & 2 training including hazmat awareness & operations, 1 member finished their EMT certification & started Paramedic school, 8 members went thru first responder training, we sent 5 members to fire school, 4 members took their Instructor Certification with 1 already becoming State Certified, 1 member took & become state certified at the Officer 1 level, we attended grant schools, board training, provided tons of medical continuing education & in-house training as well.
Members have logged 3,552 hours of specific training in the past year with 116 different classes attended by members.
Another 7,568 hours were logged as admin & office, manned station, maintenance & work detail, and public education.
There were 2,319 hours logged on incident to include about 1,452 hours for fire incidents & 867 hours for medical incidents
Combined, that’s 13,439 hours in the last year & figures to 258 hours of service to this community every week or about 37 hours per day.
New members in the last year include: Danny Naugle, Anyssa Wright, Austin Stockton, Andrea Stiverson, and Satchel Hill
5-year pins were awarded to Mark Renfrow, Shannon Renfrow & Amanda Evans
15-year pins were awarded to Charlie Goodhead & Mike Price
A plaque and 20-year pin were awarded to Ed Hoefler & Rusty Rickard
FULLY INVOLVED AWARD – Determined by a combination of fire and medical response as well as attendance to training. This person responded to 138 calls, attended 36 training classes, logged 158 activity hours and 91 hours of training for a total of 249 hours for the year. This person accomplished all of this while having a work schedule that limits his fire training attendance to 54% & had a 100% attendance to medical training, showing a huge effort on his behalf. Our 2016 fully involved award goes to Matt Privett.
FIRST RESPONDER OF THE YEAR - Determined by response to medical calls and the amount of training attended. This person responded to 179 calls to include 116 med calls & 63 fire calls, attended 35 training classes, logged 303 activity & on call hours & 101 training hours for a total of 404 hours for the year. Our 2016 first responder of the year award goes to Chris Gibbons
FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR – Determined by a combination of response to fire calls and the amount of training attended. This person responded to 138 calls, attended 45 training classes, logged 171 activity and on call hours and 120 training hours, with a combined 95% average training attendance, for a total of 291 hours for the year. Our 2016 firefighter of the year is Preston Forsythe