~ Provided by Stanley Volunteer Fire Department, Co. 24
STANLEY — The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department answered 64 calls for the month of March. Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit reported that there were 28 emergency calls, 14 medical calls and 22 non-emergency calls.
A breakdown of the calls shows that the department responded to 16 emergency calls, 10 medical calls and 15 non-emergency calls. Total for the year so far is 166.
A breakdown of the calls show that there were 14 medical calls, eight smoke investigations, six standby control burns, five structure fires (two houses, one outbuilding, one chimney and one garage), five automatic fire alarms, four calls for electrical lines down, four standby landing zones, three lock outs, three brush fires, two trash fires and one assist motorist, parade, hay bale fire, remove tree from roadway, control burn, fire safety presentation, grass fire, telephone pole fire, explosion and odor investigation.
An average of 12 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 796 miles placed on apparatus, and there was $300,000 in fire damage for the month. The department assisted the Page County EMS on nine calls, Stanley Rescue Squad on eight calls, Shenandoah Fire Department on three calls and Luray Rescue Squad on two calls. The department was assisted by the Page County EMS on five calls, the Luray Fire Department on one call and the Shenandoah Fire Department on one call.
One garage and one outbuilding were totaled due to fire. No fire related injuries were reported.
Members responding to the most emergency calls were Chief Pettit 28, Mike Lloyd 24, Bruce Stoneberger 20, Mitch Martin 18, Zach Croft 16, Ethan Knight 15, Joey Long 15, Darrnell Owens 15, Brennan Stoneberger 13, Lt. Colin Huffman 13, Lt. Jason Sours 11, Mike Foltz 11 and Kevin J. Painter 24.
Members answering the most medical calls were Chief Pettit 12, Mike Lloyd 8, Bruce Stoneberger 7, Brennan Stoneberger 6, Lt. Colin Huffman 6, Derek Franks 5, Ethan Knight 5, Darrnell Owens 5, Chance Wallace 5, Mike Foltz 4, Dale Housden 4, Jacob Martin 4,
Members answering the most non-emergency calls were Chief Pettit 16, Mike Lloyd 8, Lt. Colin Huffman 7, J.T. Long 7, Brennan Stoneberger 7, Derek Franks 5, Ariel Beales 4, Zach Croft 4, Joey Long 4, Lt. Jason Pettit 4, Bruce Stoneberger 4.
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