FANNIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 181 Church Street Blue Ridge, 706-632-1958
Robert Graham, Director.
Report Period: Feb 10 thru Feb 16, 2014
Total Calls answered by 911 Center (including non-emergency) 1373
The following figures represent emergency calls dispatched
Law Enforcement (cities & county) 290
• McCaysville Ambulance 23
• Blue Ridge Ambulance 15
• Morganton Ambulance 20
*Above EMS numbers do not include non-emergency calls or transfers to other (out of town) hospitals.
We had a really busy week last week with the weather. We opened our EOC (Emergency Operations Center) on Tuesday morning at 3:00AM and kept it open around the clock until Thursday at 5:00 PM to assure that we were ready for any problems that might have come up as a result of the weather. We were actually very fortunate in Fannin County that we did not get the heavy icing that counties south of us received. We did get a small amount of icing on Wednesday night and Thursday morning causing several trees to come down in different parts of the county creating power outages in several areas. At one point there were about 6000 residents out of power but both Tri-State EMC and Blue Ridge Mountain EMC were quick to respond and had power back on quickly. No shelters had to be opened in Fannin County, but we had received a shelter supply trailer from the Red Cross to have on standby just in case it was needed.
Dispatched 00:05 Arrived 00:20 Cleared 04:06
Dispatched to a house fire in the area of Katydid Road for the report of a house fire, arriving units found house to be fully involved and collapsing and ground fire spreading into the woods. Engine 11 deployed two attack lines, and started bringing the fire under control. Tanker 2 and Engine 2 provided water shuttle. Fire was extinguished and other structures were protected. State Fire Marshall's investigating cause of the fire.
Engine 11 Medic 11 Engine 2 Tanker 2 Air & Light 12 fire fighters responded to the fire.
Larry Thomas, Fire/Rescue Chief, EMA Deputy Director 706-632-4711 Office