Tryon Fire Department July 2007 Report www.tryonfire.org CALLS FOR MONTH July 1 – Medical call at intersection of Carson Street and Viewmont Heights in reference to subject that had been in an accident. Dispatched at 3:19 AM and cleared at 3:48 AM. July 1 – Medical call at 70 Oak Street (White Oak Manor) in reference to subject that had fallen from a wheelchair. Dispatched at 12:35 PM and cleared at 1:12 PM. July 1 – Fire alarm at 70 Oak Street (White Oak Manor). Found that resident in D-8 had turned on heating unit and unit was burning off dust and old plant leaves that had fallen into it setting off alarm. Dispatched at 2:12 PM and cleared at 2:26 PM. July 2 – Medical call at 766 Carolina Drive in reference to a subject that had fallen out of bed and was having knee and hip pain. Dispatched at 1:35 AM and cleared at 2:15 AM. July 2 – 2 car accident with possible entrapment at intersection of South Trade and Chestnut Street. Dispatched at 2:17 PM and cleared at 2:57 PM. July 3 – Medical call at 267 Edney Road in reference to a medic alert activation. Dispatched at 9:15 AM and cleared at 9:29 AM. July 3 – Medical call at 3357 Lynn Road (Twin Lanes) in reference to subject with chest pains. Dispatched at 5:58 PM and cleared at 6:19 PM. July 5 – Medical call at 201 E. Howard St. apartment E-44 in reference to a fall. Dispatched at 5:18 AM and cleared at 5:49 AM. July 5 – Power line down at 408 Riverview Road. Dispatched at 8:33 PM and cleared at 9:22 PM. July 6 – Tree blocking traffic on Erskine Road near 176. Dispatched at 2:38 PM and cleared at 2:48 PM. July 8 – Medical call at 85 Warrior Mountain Road in reference to a medic alert activation. Dispatched at 2:20 PM and cleared at 3:00 PM. July 9 – Service call at 387 Carolina Drive. Dispatched at 9:30 AM and cleared at 9:45 AM. July 9 – Odor of electrical wires burning at 136 Pacolet Street. Found same to be a cordless phone charger that was overheating. Dispatched at 10:54 AM and cleared at 11:11 AM. July 9 – Standby for Columbus Fire Department while they were out on a structure fire due to thunderstorm in progress. Dispatched at 8:45 PM and cleared by CFD Incident Command at 9:44 PM. July 11 – Medical call at 526 Warrior Mountain Road in reference to a medic alert activation. Dispatched at 8:35 AM and cleared at 9:00 AM. July 11 – Medical call at 201 E. Howard St. Apartment A-11 in reference to a fall. Dispatched at 6:18 PM and cleared at 6:50 PM. July 12 – Haz-Mat call at 366 New Market Road. Subjects claimed they had an odor in their house – possibly a gas leak or from pesticides being sprayed. Our meters detected no problems, and had Polk EMS check out the occupants. Dispatched at 1:22 AM and cleared at 2:16 AM. July 13 – Rubbish fire on Rippy Road. Subject was burning construction materials. Dispatched at 2:13 PM and cleared at 2:30 PM. July 13 – Medical call at 70 Oak Street (White Oak Manor) Apartment 104 in reference to a possible stroke. Dispatched at 2:30 PM and cleared at 2:48 PM. July 14 – 2 car motor vehicle accident on Shepherd Street. Dispatched at 6:48 AM and cleared at 7:20 AM. July 15 – Medical call at 766 Carolina Drive in reference to subject choking. Dispatched at 8:35 PM and cleared at 9:01 PM. July 16 – Service call at 181 Laurel Drive in reference to subject wanting his smoke detectors checked. Dispatched at 10:17 PM and cleared at 10:46 PM. July 17 – Medical call at 888 Country Club Road in reference to a subject that had fallen. Dispatched at 2:49 PM and cleared at 3:13 PM. July 17 – Medical call at 128 Ridge Road in reference to subject that had fallen and had a laceration to the arm. Dispatched at 6:16 PM and cleared at 6:30 PM. July 18 – Fire alarm activation at 85 Mimosa Inn Lane (Bridgewood Group Home). Mutual aid was received from Columbus and Saluda. Subject had burned toast. Dispatched at 10:00 AM and cancelled by alarm company at 10:02 AM. July 18 – Medical call at 70 Oak Street (White Oak Manor), Room B-11 in reference to respiratory distress. Dispatched at 1:15 PM and cleared at 1:45 PM. July 19 – Medical call at 315 Lockhart Road in reference to a fall. Dispatched at 7:55 AM and cleared at 8:18 AM. July 19 – Service call at 366 New Market Road in reference to a follow up from incident on 7/12/07. Dispatched at 11:30 AM and cleared at 11:45 AM. July 19 – Medical call at 175 Glengarnock Road in reference to a fall. Dispatched at 1:09 PM and cleared at 1:18 PM. July 19 – Stand by for Columbus Fire Department while they were out on an accident on I-26. Dispatched at 2:15 PM and cleared at 4:25 PM. July 21 – Medical call at 15 Harmon Field Road in reference to respiratory problems. Dispatched at 12:45 AM and cleared at 1:30 AM. July 21 – Smoke investigation in the area of 300 Lake Road, nothing found. Dispatched at 9:25 PM and cleared at 9:42 PM. July 22 - Service call at 2 Hunting Country Trails in reference to checking a smoke detector. Dispatched at 1:20 PM and cleared at 1:26 PM. July 23 – Medical call at 390 River Road in reference to possible congestive heart failure. Dispatched at 6:15 AM and cleared at 7:22 AM. July 26 – Assist Saluda and Columbus with a tractor trailer fire on I-26 east near mile marker 62. Dispatched at 2:33 AM and cleared at 4:04 AM. July 26 – Medical call at 57 East Livingston Street in reference to respiratory distress. Dispatched at 8:00 AM and cleared at 8:30 AM. July 26 – Medical call at 70 Oak Street (White Oak Manor) in the dayroom, in reference to subject that had fallen from wheelchair. Dispatched at 10:20 AM and cleared at 10:40 AM. July 28 – Medical call at 600 Judge Road in reference to a fall. Dispatched at 9:15 AM and cleared at 9:56 AM. July 29 – Medical call at 170 Mimosa Road in reference to a diabetic emergency. Dispatched at 11:47 AM and cleared at 12:25 PM. July 29 – Medical call at Harmon Field (near the playground) in reference to subject having a seizure. Dispatched at 4:31 PM and cleared at 5:13 PM. July 30 – Medical call at 333 Coachman Lane in reference to an erratic heart beat. Dispatched at 3:45 AM and cleared at 4:28 AM. July 30 – Service call on Hwy. 176 near the Twin Bridges in reference to a tree blocking both lanes of traffic. Dispatched at 5:33 AM and cleared at 6:05 AM. July 30 – Medical call at 175 Glengarnock Road in reference to difficulty breathing. Dispatched at 3:44 PM and cleared at 4:11 PM. July 31 – Medical call at 1141 South Trade Street in reference to severe back pains. Dispatched at 9:53 AM and cleared at 10:22 AM. July 31 – Service call on South Trade Street near Silver’s Edge in reference to removing debris from the road. Dispatched at 10:26 AM and cleared at 10:27 AM. July 31 – Fire alarm activation at 617 Laurel Lake Drive (Tryon Estates). Dispatched at 5:54 PM and cancelled by Columbus Fire Department at 5:59 PM. July 31 – Medical call at 175 Glengarnock Road in reference to a medic alert activation. Dispatched at 9:39 PM and cleared at 9:52 PM. Calls for Month Breakdown Fire Alarm Activation – 3 Tree Down – 2 Motor Vehicle Accident – 2 EMS – 27 Service Call – 7 Smoke Investigation – 1 Haz-Mat – 1 Vehicle Fire – 1 Rubbish Fire – 1 Power Lines Down – 1 Electrical Investigation - 1 Mutual Aid Received: 2 Mutual Aid Given: 4 Total Calls Year-to-Date: 284 Total Calls for Month: 47 Water Usage for Month: 1,000 gallons Manhours for Month: 91.64 Manhours Year-To-Date: 3,640.93 TRAINING Chief Davis completed a 12 hour Fire Service Supervision course through the National Fire Academy. 4 Tryon Firefighters have enrolled in the EMT class. They will be completed with class in early November. 13 Tryon Firefighters participated in a Rescue Technician vehicle extrication class. The 20 hour class had participation from Columbus and Mill Spring Fire Department and also Polk County Rescue Squad. Training Hours for Month: 395 Training Hours for Year: 924 SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS July 20 – The Tryon Fire Department assisted Fork Creek Church with their final night of Vacation Bible School. The VBS theme for the week-long event was “rescuers.” FIRE INSPECTIONS July 10 - A walk-through fire inspection was conducted at the newly remodeled Lake Lanier Tea House. July 16 – A walk through fire alarm inspection was done on the new classroom additions to Tryon Elementary School. July 31 – TFD witnessed the hood test for the new kitchen for the Lake Lanier Tea House. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS The Tryon Fire Department is pleased to welcome the following members to the Tryon Fire Department: Kim Pack – Kim has served since 2000 with the Columbus Fire Department where she served as firefighter and safety officer. She completed her Firefighter II certification in 2006. She is currently employed as Administrative Assistant with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Kim is the daughter of retired Tryon firefighter Ronnie Pack. Pam Waters – Pam also comes from the Columbus Fire Department where she has served as firefighter and treasurer. She also completed her Firefighter II certification last year. She is employed as a transport officer and TAC coordinator for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. She is married to Tryon Captain James “Tank” Waters. Ronnie Russell – Ronnie also continues the theme of dual fire department enrollment. Ronnie is a member of the Board of Directors for Columbus where he obtained his Firefighter II certification in 2006. Ronnie works as a K-9 patrol sergeant with PCSO. Chris Beddingfield – Chris brings to the table many years of experience as a firefighter with Saluda Fire/Rescue. Chris has become a part of the Tryon Fire Investigation Team and will work closely with other team members Scott Lindsey and Tim Wright. All 3 completed extensive fire investigation training in 2006. Chris is currently employed as a Corporal with the Tryon Police Department. Wesley Johnson – Wesley joins the department as a Junior Firefighter. He is a rising 9th grader at Polk County High School, and is a familiar face to many. Along with his mother, Pam Johnson, he is an owner of Elmo’s Bar and Pub on Trade Street. Wesley is the grandson of former Tryon Police officer and Harmon Field groundskeeper Shank Hipp. Tracy Pace – Tracy comes to the Tryon Fire Department with already being enrolled in the EMT program to become a first responder for Tryon. She has also begun firefighter training as well. Tracy is employed with the Polk County Transportation Authority and is married to Tryon Fire Lieutenant Stephen Pace.