~ Provided by Stanley Volunteer Fire Department, Co. 24
STANLEY — The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department answered 52 calls for the month of July reported Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit. Chief Pettit reported that there were 16 emergency calls, 18 medical calls and 18 non-emergency calls.
A breakdown of the calls show that the department responded to 18 medical calls, five smoke investigations, four wash downs, three structure fires (two houses, one medical building), three vehicle accidents, three lockouts, three vehicle fires (two cars, one pickup), two standby fireworks display, two grass fires, two standby control burns and one parade, electrical lines down, control burn, trash fire, fill in, hazmat incident and automatic rescue alarm.
An average of 13 members responded to each emergency call and an average of six members responded to each medical call. The most members on an emergency call was 24 and the least was five.
There was 505 miles placed on apparatus and there was $101,100 in fire damage for the month.
The department assisted the Stanley Rescue Squad on 14 calls, Page County EMS on four calls, Luray Fire Dept. on two calls, Shenandoah National Park on two calls, Shenandoah Rescue squad on one call and Page County Sheriff’s Office on one call. The department was assisted by the Page County EMS on one call and Stanley Rescue Squad on one call.
One car was totaled due to fire and two cars were totaled due to vehicle accidents. There were two injuries doing the month due to vehicle accidents.
Members responding to the most emergency calls were Chief Pettit 13, Zack Croft 12, Andrew Stoneberger 11, Mitch Martin 10, Mike Foltz 9, Colin Huffman 9, Ethan Knight 9, J.T. Long 9, Michael Morrison 8 and Brennan Stoneberger 8.
Members answering the most medical calls were Chief Pettit 16, Andrew Stoneberger 7, K.L. Painter 7, Colin Huffman 6, Daniel Cubbage 5, Mike Foltz 5 and Bruce Stoneberger 5.
Members answering the most non-emergency calls were Chance Wallace 8, Chief Pettit 7, Colin Huffman 5, Ethan Knight 5, Michael Morrison 5 and Brennan Stoneberger 5.
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