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2019 Incidents
MONTH FIRE First Responder TOTAL
Jan 47 14 61
Feb 50 14 64
Mar 34 14 48
Apr 56 14 70
May 66 18 84
Jun 38 13 51
Jul 50 13 63
Aug 46 13 59
Total 387 113 500

Yearly Run Totals
2018 873
2017 719
2016 696
2015 736
2014 684
2013 688
2012 654

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No Caption Confidence Drills

Captain Doug Mellinger, July 30

Tonight’s training consisted of some confidence drills, with members putting together various sized bolts, nuts, and washers and tying various knots while wearing full PPE with SCBA and structural firefighting gloves. The concepts were to build comfort in overcoming the limited dexterity in the gloves and limited sight and movement of full PPE.

Members also practiced converting the SCBA of a downed ... (Full Story & Photos)

Mars Kindergarten Classes Tour HQ

Captain Doug Mellinger, April 15

Today, the AAFD Headquarters Hosted 6 Mars Area School District kindergarten classes in 3 separate trips with approximately 150 students for a station tour and fire prevention/safety lessons.

The students were taught kitchen and stovetop safety, what to do in an emergency or if the fire alarms go off, the importance of closing bedroom doors at night, how to escape in the event of a fire, and what ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Finishing Up With Ropes 4

Captain Doug Mellinger, April 14

This weekend, the AAFD members finished up our rope rescue series training with Rope 4. In the morning we practiced rigging the various high-line systems from the ground, then from an elevated position. During the afternoon, we put it all together and practiced on the highline systems with rescuers on rope and picking up patients.

Now, the practicing, studying, and long wait begins for the Rope Technician ... (Full Story & Photos)

A Busy Two Day Stretch

Captain Doug Mellinger, April 10

On Tuesday April 9 at 10:10:24 am the tones were struck for reported leaves on fire under a porch in the first due. Engine 42 was enroute in under two minutes at 10:12:10. While enroute, Butler Control advised the caller was stating the porch was now on fire. Engine 42 arrived on scene about 4 minutes from dispatch at 10:14:27 to find a residential structure with an exterior fire showing from the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Hanging Around the Station: AAFD Continues Rope Series

Captain Doug Mellinger, April 07

This weekend the members of the AAFD continued our rope rescue series training with Rope 3. Basically, we did a lot of hanging around, with members practicing at handling a victim, getting the victim into a stokes basket, and moving around the littered victim for patient care while on rope.

We will wrap up the training portion for ropes this coming weekend, then test for Pro-Board Certification on ... (Full Story & Photos)


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