FANNIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 181 Church Street Blue Ridge, 706-632-1958
Robert Graham, Director.
Report Period: Mar 24 thru Mar 30, 2014
Total Calls answered by 911 Center (including non-emergency) 1433
The following figures represent emergency calls dispatched
Law Enforcement (cities & county) 271
• McCaysville Ambulance 21
• Blue Ridge Ambulance 27
• Morganton Ambulance 20
*Above EMS numbers do not include non-emergency calls or transfers to other (out of town) hospitals.
Our Wilderness Rescue Team and EMS had two rescues off of trails in the Springer Mountain/Three Forks area last week. On Thursday, a hiker experienced chest pain while on a trail. He made it to a road and was met by rescuers and taken to Fannin Regional Hospital by ambulance. Then on Saturday, a hiker suffered an ankle injury about ¾ of a mile in on a trail. Rescuers had to carry him out to an ambulance for transport to North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay.
Dispatched 05:04 Arrived 05:36 Cleared 12:00
Dispatched to the above location for the report of smoke in the residence. First arriving units found flames showing from the roof, and was 75% involved. Engine 7 deployed two attack lines and started a defense attack on the fire while protecting garage that was next to the house, and propane tank. Called for Power Company to disconnect power. Water shuttle was setup in the area of Dial Rd and Toccoa River. Also called Ga Forestry units in to put a ground line around the area of the fire due to the dry and windy conditions. State Fire Marshall investigating cause of the fire.
Engine 7 Engine 9 Engine 3 Engine 13 Tanker 9 Tanker 7 Medic 11 Air & Light 15 fire fighters responded to the call. Red Cross was notified for owner.
Dispatched 15:57 Arrived 16:07 Cleared 17:33
Dispatched to the above location for the report of a possible house fire. Caller had stated that he had just arrived home to find his smoke alarms going off and blinds in window were melted. And did not open the door. Engine 11 arrived on scene and deployed an attack line and made entry thru front door and found a burned area in front of fire place that had self extinguished. Used thermal imaging camera to check area. Fire appeared to have come from the fire place.
Engine 11 Engine 2 Tanker 2 Medic 11 14 fire fighter responded to the call. Red Cross notified for the family.
Dispatched 19:38 Arrived 19:48 Cleared 21:04
Dispatched to the above location for the report of chimney fire that was going thru the ceiling. First arriving units found light smoke coming from residence and renter using water hose to extinguish fire. Engine 4 and personal pulled ceiling and outside wall to access fire and extinguish.
Engine 4 Medic 4 Engine 2 Engine 14 Air & Light
Fire / Rescue Chief, EMA Deputy Director 706-632-4711 Office