~ Provided by Stanley Volunteer Fire Department, Co. 24
STANLEY — The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department answered 48 calls for the month of April, reported Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit, including 19 emergency calls, 10 medical calls and 19 non-emergency calls. The total for the first four months of the year is 206 calls.
A breakdown of the April calls show that the department responded to nine medical calls, five standby control burns, five vehicle accidents, four brush fires, three structure fires (house, outbuilding, chimney), two fire safety presentations, two standby landing zones, two wash downs, two grass fires, two smoke investigations, two odor investigations and one control burn, remove tree from roadway, lock out, fill in, automatic fire alarm, tractor fire, gasoline spill, standby fireworks display, birthday party and electrical lines down.
An average of 16 members responded to each emergency call, and an average of six members responded to each medical call. The most members on an emergency call were 29 and the least was three.
There were 694 miles placed on apparatus, and there was $1,500 in fire damage for the month.
The department assisted the Stanley Rescue Squad on seven calls, Shenandoah Fire Department on three calls, Shenandoah National park on one call, and Front Royal Fire Department on one call. The department was assisted by the Page County EMS on four calls, Shenandoah Fire Department on one call, Luray Fire Department on one call, and Warren County CO-10 on one call.
There were no injuries during the month. One outbuilding was a total loss due to fire; and one pickup and one car was a total loss due to vehicle accidents. There were 52 acres burned as a result of wildland fires.
Members responding to the most emergency calls were Mike Lloyd 17, Chief Pettit 16, Colin Huffman 15, Bruce Stoneberger 13, Chance Wallace 12, Zach Croft 11, Dale Housden 11, J.T. Long 11, Paul Sebastian 11, Ethan Knight 10, Mitch Martin10 and Kevin L. Painter 10.
Members answering the most medical calls were Chief Pettit 8, Mike Lloyd 4, Kevin J. Painter 4, Derek Franks 4, Mathew Price 4, Chance Wallace 4, Caleb Purdham 3, Daniel Rhinehart 3, Dale Housden 3,J .T. Long 3 and Bruce Stoneberger 3.
Members answering the most non-emergency calls were Chief Pettit 13, Colin Huffman 8, Caleb Purdham 6, Brennan Stoneberger 6, Derek Franks 5, J.T Long 4 and Kevin L. Painter 4.
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