~ Provided by Stanley Volunteer Fire Department, Co. 24
STANLEY — Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit reported that the Stanley Volunteer Fire Department answered 63 calls for the month of August, including 15 emergency calls, 15 medical calls and 33 non-emergency calls. Total calls for the year (through eight months of reports) is at 421.
A breakdown of the calls show that the department responded to 15 medical calls, five CO alarm calls, five smoke investigations, five standby control burns, five vehicle accidents, four structure fires (three houses, one garage), two calls for electrical lines down, attended two parades, two smoke alarm activations, and one lock out call, fill in, check chimney, fire safety presentation, roof rescue, wash down, car fire, fill dunking tank, automatic fire alarm, odor investigation, fire inspection, assist police, standby tractor pull, standby demo derby, standby dirt drags, standby landing zone, standby mini tractor pull and standby truck pull.
An average of 14 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 30, and the least was six.
There was 458 miles placed on apparatus and there was $939,500 in fire damage for the month.
The department assisted the Stanley Rescue Squad on 15 calls, Page County EMS on two calls, Luray Fire Department one call and the Shenandoah National Park on two calls. The department was assisted by the Stanley Rescue Squad on one call, Page County EMS on two calls, Shenandoah Fire Department on one call and the Luray Fire Department on two calls.
There was one vehicle accident-related injury during the month, and one car and one pickup were totaled due to vehicle accidents.
Members responding to the most emergency calls were Chief Pettit 15, Mike Lloyd 13, Zach Croft 11, Kevin L. Painter 11, Bruce Stoneberger 11, Brennan Stoneberger 9, Dale Housden 9, Mathew Price 9, Colin Huffman 8, Mitch Martin 8, Jason Pettit 8 and Andrew Stoneberger 8.
Members answering the most medical calls were Chief Pettit 15, Dale Housden 9, Mike Lloyd 9, Ethan Knight 7, Bruce Stoneberger 7, Paul Sebastin 6, Zach Croft 5, Darrnell Owens 5 and Brennan Stoneberger 5.
Members answering the most non-emergency calls were Chief Pettit 20, Mike Lloyd 17, Darrnell Owens 15, Mathew Price 10, Brennan Stoneberger 9, Colin Huffman 7, Ethan Knight 7, and Chance Wallace 7.
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