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					                         Tryon Fire Department
                            July 2007 Report
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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.

				
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