~ Provided by Stanley Volunteer Fire Department, Co. 24
STANLEY — The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department answered 35 calls for the month of April reported Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit. Chief Pettit reported that there were 10 emergency calls, 11 medical calls and 14 non-emergency calls.
A breakdown of the calls show that the department responded to 11 medical calls, six calls for lock outs, four structure fires (two houses, one farm building, one chimney), four standby control burns, three smoke investigations and one call for standby landing site, remove tree from roadway, farm machinery fire, standby event, wash down, electrical lines down and fill water tank.
An average of 14 members responded to each emergency call and an average of 5 members responded to each medical call. There were 307 miles placed on apparatus, and there was $251,600.00 in fire damage for the month.
The department assisted the Stanley Rescue Squad on 12 calls, Page County EMS on one call, Shenandoah Fire Department on one call, and Shenandoah National Park on one call. The department was assisted by the Page County EMS on three calls. The department was assisted by the Shenandoah Fire Department on two calls and the Luray Fire Department on one call.
One grinder and one farm building were totaled due to fire.
Members responding to the most emergency calls were Chief Pettit 10, Zack Croft 7, Joey Long 7, Brennan Stoneberger 7, Ariel Beales 6, Heidi Beales 6, Dale Housden 6, Colin Huffman 6, Jason Pettit 6 and Chance Wallace 6.
Members answering the most medical calls were Chief Pettit 11, Brennan Stoneberger 5, Zack Croft 3 and Colin Huffman 3.
Members answering the most non-emergency calls were Chief Pettit 10, Brennan Stoneberger 5, Colin Huffman 4 and J.T. Long 4.
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