Secretary's report for the year starting April 1, 2015 and ending March 31, 2016.
The Perry Fire Department saw a record number of alarms this year, with a total of 198 calls for service. In answering these alarms, 2,173 firefighters responded, logging 6,748 man hours. 188 firefighters logged 763 hours of in house training.
The following is a breakdown of alarms. There were 8 structure fires, 22 motor vehicle collisions, 17 natural gas odor calls, 151 miscellaneous calls for service which include residential or commercial water problems, alarm activation, outdoor fires including grass, brush, tire and vehicle fires. As well as other non emergency service calls.
In answering these alarms, the following equipment was used. The Jaws of Life were utilized one time, Mercy Flight was called upon 8 times. 2,400 feet of 1 3/4" hose were used, 650 feet of 2 1/2" hose were used, 550 feet of 4" hose were used. 103,200 gallons of water were used as well as 100 gallons of foam.
Losses from fire were in the amount of $8,000.00 with the potential loss of $565,000.00
The top five in responses were:
1. Michael Aaron with 139
2. Stephen Laraby with 130
3. Philip Cowie with 114
4. Lawrence Hopper with 102
5. Mason Hinsken with 99
The Perry Fire Department continues to proudly be 100% volunteer staffed, and looking forward to continuing the tradition in the year to come.
Robert Poydock; Department Secretary
Perry Fire Department