~ Provided by Stanley Volunteer Fire Department, Co. 24
STANLEY, March 23 — Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit reported that the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department answered 42 calls for the month of February. Chief Pettit reported that there were 11 emergency calls, 12 medical calls and 19 non-emergency calls.
A breakdown of the calls show that the department responded to 12 medical calls, seven vehicle accidents, four lock outs, three structure fires (two chimney, one outbuilding), two welfare checks, two calls for electrical lines down, two standby events, assisted police on two calls, two standby control burns and one control burn, CO incident, smoke investigation, check chimney, LP gas leak and CO alarm.
An average of 15 members responded to each emergency call and an average of eight members responded to each medical call. There was 620 miles placed on apparatus, and there was $5,000 in fire damage for the month.
The department assisted the Stanley Rescue Squad on 11 calls, Shenandoah Fire Department on two calls, Page County Sheriff’s Office on one call and Stanley Police Department on one call. The department was assisted by the Page County EMS on two calls.
There were three vehicle accident-related injuries. Four cars were totaled in vehicle accidents and one outbuilding was a total loss due to fire.
Members responding to the most emergency calls were Chief Pettit 11, Chance Wallace 10, Zachary Croft 9, Daniel Rhinehart 8, Brennan Stoneberger 7, J.T. Long 7 and Mitch Martin 7.
Members answering the most medical calls were Chief Pettit 12, Zachary Croft 8, Chance Wallace 8, Brennan Stoneberger 5, Mike Foltz and Colin Huffman 5.
Members answering the most non-emergency calls were Chief Pettit 16, Chance Wallace 11, J.T. Long 7, Mike Foltz 6, Casey Burner 5 and Brennan Stoneberger.
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