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Fire Districts 2019 Call Response Records

Jan 24, 2020

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By West County Fire Chiefs

 

FFPDFORESTVILLE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

 

The Forestville Fire District's paid and volunteer staff participated in 803 hours of in-house training and logged over 8,756 hours responding to 1,033 calls for service during the 2019 calendar year. The District's volunteer staff provided coverage for theDistrict's first out engine company to assure that it was staffed by a total of 3 personnel,2 paid and 1 volunteer, at all times. In2019 members of the District also served the community by donating to localyouth groups and charities as well as, setting up for the Youth Park Barbeque, Toys forTots, local toy giveaways, installing the Christmas Lights in town, delivering Santa Clausto the tree lighting, EMT standby at El Molino footballgames and a host of other events and charities. The Forestville Fire District Board ofDirectors would like to thank all of the members of the Forestville Fire District and theirfamilies for another year of Service and Sacrifice.

Alarm recap for 2019:

Fires

TOTALS

Structure Fire

9

Strike Teams

2

Misc. Fires

0

Wildland Fire

7

Vehicle Fire

8

   

Medical & Others

TOTALS

Mutual Aid

124

Vehicle Accidents

74

Medical Emerg.

408

Smoke Checks

87

IRP Alarms

1

Water Rescue

6

Alarm Sounding

28

Hazardous Condition

169

Haz Mat

1

Public Assist

109

Total Calls

1033

 


GFPDGRATON FIRE 

2019 in Review

As 2019 ended, the firefighters of the Graton Fire Protection District completed 813 calls – a new record high! This may not seem like much when compared with larger city departments, but Graton Fire still runs every call with volunteers – from the Fire Chief to the Trainees... they interrupt their paying jobs and personal lives to serve the community. Graton is one of the busiest volunteer fire departments in Sonoma County. Thank you to all of our volunteers, employers, and families for their understanding and support.

 

2019 Graton Fire Calls

Type

Total

Public Assist

 34

Mutual Aid

 89

Debris Fire

 5

Fire Alarm

 48

Gas Leak

 8

Tree/Power Lines Down

 91

Fire Investigation

 33

Medical Aid

 400

Other (canceled, rescue)

 26

Rescue

 13

Structure Fire

 18

Traffic Collision

 39

Vegetation Fire

 8

Vehicle Fire

 2

Total

813

  

2020… Look Ahead

We will hire our first six career firefighters and engineers this year, thanks to our Graton community passing the parcel tax by almost 77%! There will be one firefighter and one engineer on-duty at all times. They will support our amazing volunteers who have sustained this department for 70 years! We could not have gone without paid staff for as long as we have without them! Volunteers will still be actively involved in running calls with day and night shifts available alongside the career staff. Our goal is to have a crew of three at the station at all times – which is considered the minimum staffing for a fire. Stay tuned for the exciting changes at Graton Fire… 

 



SFPDCITY of SEBSTOPOL FIRE DEPARTMENT

Sebastopol Fire Department 2019 Annual Recap Incidents Year-to-Date wa 1306 - A New Record!

2019 Sebastopol Fire Calls

Type

Total

Medical/Vehicle

702 (54%)

Public Service

 81 (6%)

Fire Alarms

97 (8%)

Hazmat/Spills

85 (7%)

Good Intent

 297 (22%)

Fires/Misc

 44 (3%)

Total


1306

 



RRFPDRUSSIAN RIVER FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Like many other departments in the county, 2019 was a very busy for our department. In all, we ended the year at 1,828 incidents. Thank you to all of our volunteers and paid staff who continue to do an outstanding job!

2019 Incidents

Type

Total

Public Assist

84

Illegal Burning

18

Other Service Calls

12

Good Intent Calls

389

False Calls

34

Tree/Power Lines Down

109

Hazardous Conditions

38

Medical Aid

1,010

Vehicle Accidents

73

Swift Water Rescues

10

Other EMS Related Calls

10

Structure Fire

15

Vegetation Fire

11

Vehicle Fire

6

Other Fire Related Calls

9

Total

1,828

 

As a reminder, the Russian River Fire Protection District Board of Directors will hold their next meeting on February 12th at 6pm at the fire station at 14100 Armstrong Woods Rd in Guerneville. We hope you’ll consider attending.

Visit us online at  www.russianriverfire.org.


Bodega Volunteer FireBODEGA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT:

Bodega Volunteer Fire Department responded to a record high of 212 emergency calls, a 11% increase over last year. Not a huge amount of calls but we are able to continue to handle these calls without a special fire tax in our district and without paid staffing. We thank our volunteers for continuing to dedicate their time to help others in time of need. We also want to also thank our community for supporting us by making donations and attending our fundraising events. Bodega Volunteers Fire Department is committed to sticking together with the remaining Volunteer Fire Departments in western Sonoma County as “North Bay Fire” under the leadership of Gold Ridge Fire Protection District.

 

2019 Bodega Vol. Fire Calls

Type

Total

Medical Aid

54

Vehicle Accident

 29

Vehicle Extrication

 10

Fire Alarm

25

Vehicle Fire

 2

Vegetation Fire

 10

Structure Fire

 11

Investigation

 9

Other(Public Assists, ect)

 17

Hazardous Condition

 23

Cliff Rescue

 3

Ocean Rescue

 11

Water Rescue

 7

   

Total

211

 


BBAYFPDBODEGA BAY FIRE RESCUE

Our newest member, Firefighter/Paramedic Tyler Reynolds was sworn in on Tuesday, January 14, 2010, during our regular Board meeting. This brings us up to full staffing of four firefighters per shift, 3 of which are paramedics. Again, we appreciate Supervisor Lynda Hopkns, whose help made the extra paramedic staffing possible.

We congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Jonathan Bauer and his wife Cheryl on the birth of Terra, who was born in the early morning hours of the 16th. 

2019 was our busiest call response years ever.

 

2019 Bodega Bay Fire Calls

Type

Total

Fires                           

12

Explosion                   

 1

Rescue/Medical         (46 Vehicle accidents)

469

Hazardous Condition 

 51

Public assist               

 42

Good Intent-Cancels  

 155

False alarms               

 25

Total

755

 

As always, catch us online at   www.bbfpd.org  and on  Facebook.

Sean Grinnell

Fire Chief

BBFPD

707-875-3700

 

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