Stanley’s Co. 24 answered 61 calls in January, with $12,500 in damages, two injuries, one fatality

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STANLEY — The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department answered 61 calls for the month of January reported Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit, including 24 emergency calls, 18 medical calls and 19 non-emergency calls. 

A breakdown of the calls show that the department responded to 18 medical calls, eight structure fires (five houses, one chimney, one outbuilding and one car wash), six calls for lock outs, five vehicle accidents, three fill ins, two calls to standby landing sites, two control burns, two automatic fire alarms, two calls for gas leaks, two vehicle fires (one pickup, one car), two smoke investigations and one check chimney, remove tree from roadway, animal rescue, welfare check, fire inspection, grass fire, CO alarm, electrical pole fire and 911 Open Line.  

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 26 and the least was seven.  

There were 697 miles placed on apparatus and $12,500 in fire damage for the month. The department assisted the Stanley Rescue Squad on 13 calls, Page County EMS on six calls and was assisted by Page County EMS on four calls. The department also assisted the Luray Rescue Squad on one call, Luray Fire Department on three calls,  Shenandoah CO-70 on four calls and  McGaheysville Fire Department on four calls. The department was assisted by the Shenandoah Fire Department on one call.

Three cars and one SUV were totaled due to vehicle accidents, and there were two injuries and one fatality during the month due to vehicle accidents. No fire-related injuries were reported, but one pickup and one car were totaled due to fire.

Members responding to the most emergency calls out of 24 were Chief Pettit 24, Bruce Stoneberger 19, Zack Croft 18, Colin Huffman 16, Brad Stoneberger 16, Brennan Stoneberger 16, Ariel Beales 15, Ethan Knight 15, Mike Lloyd 15, Joey Long 15, Darnell Owens 15 and Chance Wallace 14.

Members answering the most medical calls out of 18 were Chief Pettit 18, Mike Lloyd 10, Brennan Stoneberger 10, Bruce Stoneberger 9, Joey Long 8, Jason Sours 8, Chance Wallace 8, Zack Croft 7, Dale Housden 7 and Ethan Knight 7.

Members answering the most non-emergency calls out of 19 were Chief Pettit 18, Zack Croft 9, Mike Foltz 7, Mike Lloyd 7, K.L. Painter 7, Brennan Stoneberger 7, Bruce Stoneberger 7, Colin Huffman 6 and Chance Wallace 6.

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