Dell Rapids Fire Department 2016 Calls

The Dell Rapids Fire Department responded to a total of 277 calls throughout the year in 2016.  Of those 277 calls, 151 of those were for medical need.  32 of the calls were for car accidents, and 25 of the calls were alarm activation.  June and April were the months with the most calls.  June had 35 calls and April had 32 calls.

The fire department had seven members make it to over 100 calls throughout the year.  Alec Hansen, Clarence Fjellenger, Shane Deraneau, Travis Roth, Wayne Mergen, Bob Mier, and Kelly Peterson.

As a small token of “thank you”, the Dell Rapids Connection group served a meal to the first responders on January 9th.

As of the beginning of this year, the Dell Rapids Fire Department has 21 members and four on a one year probational membership period.

2016 Calls by Month:

  • January – 27 calls
  • February – 15 calls
  • March – 21 calls
  • April – 32 calls
  • May – 27 calls
  • June – 35 calls
  • July – 27 calls
  • August – 20 calls
  • September – 12 calls
  • October – 27 calls
  • November – 19 calls
  • December – 15 calls

2016 Calls by Type:

  • Medical – 151 calls
  • Car Accident – 32 calls
  • Alarm Activation – 25 calls
  • Grass, Open Burns – 16 calls
  • Wrong Dispatches – 12 calls
  • Electrical Hazards – 11 calls
  • Mutual Aids – 9 calls
  • Vehicle Fires – 7 calls
  • Structural Fires – 4 calls
  • Gas Spills or Leaks – 4 calls
  • Appliance Fires – 2 calls
  • Water Leaks – 2 calls
  • Helicopter Landing – 1 call
  • Reckless Driver- 1 call

 

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