The Mottville Fire Company continues its fast pace into 2011 having responded to 53 alarms this year so far.
For the month of February we went to:
1 building collapse
1 chimney fire
2 public service calls
4 medical alarms
19 mutual aid calls to assist our neighboring fire departments.
A total of 325 fire fighters responded when called spending a record 457.6 man hours away from home for only February. We averaged 11.6 fire fighters per alarm.
It's hard to put a finger on the increase in alarms other than the hard winter weather and some poor driving conditions.
MVFC members attended an ice rescue class sponsored by the Skaneateles Fire Department. Plus there was 12 hrs of in house training for the month.
Dan Sheldon was at the top of the response list again for February responding to all 27 alarms.
Thanks to Dan and everyone else that responds to each alarm for the support you give.
Please mark your calendar for Mottville's spring pancake breakfast on Sunday March 20 from 7a.m. to noon. We will be serving at the fire station on Frost St in Mottville. Hope to see everyone that day.
The Mottville Fire Company is professionally staffed by volunteers.
Timothy Baker is the Chief of Mottville Volunteer Fire Company