FANNIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 181 Church Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513
706-632-1958 Robert Graham, Director.
Report Period: Aug 5 thru Aug. 11, 2013
Total Calls answered by 911 Center (including non-emergency) 1730
The following figures represent emergency calls dispatched
Law Enforcement (cities & county) 349
• McCaysville Ambulance 11
• Blue Ridge Ambulance 35
• Morganton Ambulance 25
*Above EMS numbers do not include non-emergency calls or transfers to other (out of town) hospitals.
Fannin EMA assisted Gilmer County during the flooding again on Tuesday last week by sending a Swift Water Rescue Team consisting of 4 men and an inflatable raft. The team was staged at Gilmer’s Fire Station #1, but did not have to respond to any calls this time.
At about 7:00PM Sunday evening, Fannin County EMA was requested to assist in locating a major water leak in the Blue Ridge Water System that was rapidly draining the system faster than the treatment plant could keep up with. We responded with 15 Fire personnel to assist in the search. The leak was located by city police officers around midnight Sunday night and Blue Ridge Water Officials immediately began making the necessary repairs.
Fire Report: August 8, 2013
Structure Fire reported at 9:45 PM
Arrived on Scene at 9:59PM
Cleared Scene at 10:33PM
Fannin County Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on Wolf Creek Rd on August 8, 2013 at approximately 9:45PM.
On arrival, firefighters found an out-building already burned down and smoldering. The owner had attempted to extinguish the fire with a garden hose without success. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 15 firefighters along with Engine 2, Engine 14, Tanker 2, and Med 4 responded to the call.
Larry Thomas, Fire Chief Fannin County Fire Department