~ Provided by Stanley Volunteer Fire Department, Co. 24
STANLEY — The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department answered 46 calls for the month of May reported Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit. Chief Pettit reported that there were 13 emergency calls, 14 medical calls and 19 non-emergency calls.
A breakdown of the calls show that the department responded to 13 medical calls, five calls for lockouts, five standby control burns, four smoke investigations, three structure fires (three houses), three automatic alarms, two vehicle accidents, two standby landing sites and one water emergency, wash out drain, wash down, rekindle, remove tree from roadway, control burn, building collapse, repair flag pole and fire safety presentation.
An average of 11 members responded to each emergency call and an average of five members responded to each medical call. The most members on an emergency call were 20 and the least was six.
There was 378 miles placed on apparatus and there was $30,150 in fire damage for the month.
The department assisted the Stanley Rescue Squad on nine calls, Page County EMS on five calls, Luray Rescue Squad on two calls and Shenandoah National Park on one call. The department was assisted by the Page County EMS on two calls and the Luray Fire Dept. on one call.
One house was totaled due to fire and there were two cars totaled due to vehicle accidents. There was one injury during the month due to a vehicle accident.
Members responding to the most emergency calls were Chief Pettit 13, Zack Croft 10, Colin Huffman 10, Chance Wallace 8, Ethan Knight 7, Brennan Stoneberger 7.
Members answering the most medical calls were Chief Pettit 11, Daniel Rhinehart 5, Colin Huffman 4 and Chance Wallace 4.
Members answering the most non-emergency calls were Chief Pettit 13, Brennan Stoneberger 10, Daniel Cubbage 6, Colin Huffman 6, Chance Wallace 6 and Derek Franks 4.
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