Stanley’s Co. 24 answered 70 calls in March, $600,600 in fire damage, one injury

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STANLEY — The Stanley Volunteer Fire Department answered 70 calls in March, reported Fire Chief Terry A. Pettit, with 27 emergency calls, nine medical calls and 34 non-emergency calls. The total for the first three months of the year is 158 calls.

A breakdown of the calls show that the department responded to 10 standby control burns, nine medical calls, seven calls for electrical lines down, seven smoke investigations, seven structure fires ( three houses, two apartments, one chimney, one poultry house), four calls for lockouts, three calls to remove tree from roadway, three vehicle accidents, two automatic fire alarms, two animal rescue, two rekindles, two grass fires, two brush fires and one call for welfare check, LP gas leak, person stuck on wheelchair, fill fish pond, fire safety presentation, control burn, roof collapse, tree fire, standby fireworks display 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 21 and the least was four. 

There were 932 miles placed on apparatus and there was $600,600 in fire damage for the month. The department assisted the Stanley Rescue Squad on six calls, Page County EMS on one call, Shenandoah Fire Department on one call and the Page County Sheriff’s Dept. on one call. The department was assisted by the Page County EMS on eight calls, Shenandoah Fire Dive Team one call and the Luray Fire Dept. on one call.

There was one vehicle accident-related injury during the month. One poultry house was a total loss due to fire, and one Jeep was a total loss due to vehicle accident. 

Members responding to the most emergency calls were Chief Pettit 27, Derek Franks 22, Colin Huffman 20, Chance Wallace 20, Bruce Stoneberger 19, Zach Croft 18, Mike Lloyd 17, Kevin L. Painter 16, Calab Purdham 15, Ethan Knight 14, Mike Foltz 13, Paul Sebastian 13, Brennan Stoneberger 13, J.T. Long 12, Jason Pettit 12, Dale Housden 11, Kevin J. Painter 11 and Mitch Martin 10.

Members answering the most medical calls were Chief Pettit 7, Derek Franks 4, Mike Lloyd 4 and J.T. Long 3. 

Members answering the most non-emergency calls were Chief Pettit 23, Mike Lloyd 15, Caleb Purdham 14, Brennan Stoneberger 9, Colin Huffman 8, Chance Wallace 8 and Ethan Knight 5.

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