Vandalia Division of Fire statistics – August

By Darrell Wacker -

VANDALIA — The Vandalia Division of Fire responded to a total of 255 calls for service in August, an average of eight calls per day.

Of those calls, 187 were for emergency medical response and 149 resulted in a victim being transported to a hospital.

Of the emergency medical calls, 84 were for general illness, 22 were traumatic injuries, 12 were for respiratory distress, and 11 were for cardiac/chest pain. One person suffered cardiac arrest.

Crews responded to 68 fire calls, 11 of which for fire alarms, 12 auto accidents, 10 customer service calls and two fire calls. Fire property loss in August was zero.

Customer service calls include items such as strange odors, CO or smoke detector detector installation, and battery changes.

Crews provided a joint response with Butler Township crews 18 times in August and received 30 joint responses.

Mutual aid requests were down significantly in August. Vandalia received mutual aid four times in August, one from Harrison Township, and three from Huber Heights. Vandalia provided mutual aid eight times, four times to Harrison Township and two each to Huber Heights and Tipp City.

Response times in August were up to 5:13, above the Division of Fire’s target time of 5:00.

The Fire Prevention Bureau spent 118 man-hours on activities such as fire safety inspections and re-inspections, plan reviews, outreach fire prevention, and pre-fire planning. In total, the Fire Prevention Bureau had contact with 504 customers in August.

The Division of Fire conducted 60 hours of training in August. 40 of those hours were spent in live fire training, six hours of ladder, vent, fire ground evolutions, and pump trainin, eight hours of EMS classroom training on documentation and mobile reporting, and six hours of rope rescue and confined space training as part of the Special Operations Group.

By Darrell Wacker

Reach Darrell Wacker at 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.