Fannin County Weekly EMS/EMA Report

Fannin County EMA/EMS
Fannin County EMA/EMS

Fannin County EMA/EMS

Director Robert Graham

181 Church St.

Blue Ridge, Ga. 30513

706-632-1958

Fax 706-632-8003

January 28, 2018 thru February 3, 2018 Responses

M1: 34

M3: 12

M4: 22

M11: 25

Total: 93

Mutual Aid: 1

Law: 354

Fire: 6

Rescue: 37

Total Emergency Calls: 464

Total Calls: 1209

Fannin EMA/EMS Weekly Report: October 1 – October 7

Fannin County EMA/EMS
Fannin County EMA/EMS

Fannin County EMA/EMS
Director Robert Graham
181 Church St.
Blue Ridge, Ga. 30513
706-632- 1958
Fax 706-632- 8003

October 1, 2017 thru October 7, 2017
M1: 43
M3: 13
M4: 24
M11: 23
Total: 103
18 of these were Interfacility Transfers

Mutual Aid: 0
Law: 392
Fire: 5
R1: 18
R2: 11
R3: 0
R4: 4
R6: 2
R9: 1
R13: 1

#BKP with Larry Thomas and Kevin Panter. Identify your House with 911 Sign

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Fannin County Fire Chief Larry Thomas and Volunteer Kevin Panter talk about how important it is to clearly mark you home so first responders can find you when you call 911. You can get a 911 marker for your property for $20 at Kevin Panter Insurance.

Federal Money For Repairing December 2015 Storm Damage Reaches Fannin County

Community, News

Fannin EMA Director Robert Graham receives check from Charles Dawson, Public Assistance and Recovery Division Director for GEMA (Georgia Emergency Management Agency).

At the end of February, President Obama signed paperwork which allowed 33 Georgia counties, including Fannin, Pickens, Towns and Gilmer, to apply for money to reimburse expenses related to heavy storms at Christmas.  The $142,206.87 has finally made its way to Fannin County.

According to Robert Graham, Director of the Emergency Management Agency for Fannin County, there are several repairs and projects that will be largely reimbursed by the federal money. Two large bridge repair projects had to be undertaken are Memorial Bridge at the end of Aska Road and Van Zandt Bridge on Newport Road in Dial.  Under both of these bridges, heavy debris like tree limbs and trunks lodged against bridge supports.  Though the bridges were never closed, it is a danger to leave the debris there.  On Van Zandt Bridge, it is questionable if heavy fire trucks can make it across.  Elsewhere in the county, there were mudslides and washouts that damaged roads.

The money also provides for hazard mitigation measures.  Mr. Graham wants to buy flood gauges for Hemptown Creek and Fightingtown Creek with this money.  He says the flood gauges will provide real time information about water levels, allowing EMA to better pinpoint when floods will strike.  He also hopes to use some of the money to purchase weather radios for Fannin citizens.

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Friday Family Fun and Film from Fannin EMA and Library

Community

Starting at 7 pm in the Blue Ridge’s downtown city park, Fannin County EMA and Fannin County Public Library will celebrate the end of summer break with fun activities and the movie the “Good Dinosaur”.  The movie begins at 9 pm.

Between 40 to 80 children attend the Tuesday Story Time during the summer.

Between 40 to 80 children attend the Tuesday Story Time during the summer.

The celebration is part of Fannin County Public Library Summer Reading Program.300 adults, teens and children took on the summer reading challenge.  The children’s challenge was to read at least 20 books, the teens’ was read at least 500 pages, and the adults’ was to finish the Books Bingo game card.  Library Branch Manager Clare Barton says that the summer program is about personal best and enjoying books.  Anyone of any age level can join.  Even a parent can sign up a two-month old and read 20 books to the child during a summer’s worth of bedtimes and the child is part of the summer reading program, says Ms. Barton.  She also shared a hidden tool in the Adult Bingo – get your children or grandchildren to suggest the books for each category.  “I like to read books my kids suggest.  It keeps me connected with their world,” says Ms. Barton.

Christa Edmonds helps children make a key-chain. At the end of each story time, the kids make a craft that goes with the story themes.

Christa Edmonds helps children make a key-chain. At the end of each story time, the kids make a craft that goes with the story themes.

The Summer Reading Program is really a community-sponsored activity that serves everyone in Fannin says Ms. Barton.  Of course, the Friends of the Library are huge sponsors.  The Downtown Business Association lends the Library the equipment needed for hosting the films in the park.  Downtown businesses also provide items for prizes and giveaways.  “The Downtown Business Association realizes a healthy library is an asset to the community,” says Ms. Barton.  She thanks other businesses that help out with building excitement for reading in the summer program, like the local Waffle house, Taco Bell and Dairy Queen as well as Lake Winne Amusement Park in Chattanooga.  The Library’s neighbor, Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, shares prizes and space for classes with the summer program.

The last event for 2016’s Summer Reading Program is a pizza party on the Blue Ridge Mountain Association lawn on Tuesday, July 26th at 11 am.

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EMA Report: June 27th through July 3rd 2016

News

The following figures represent emergency calls dispatched

Law Enforcement (cities & county)            390

Rescue                                                                 24

Fire                                                                      14

EMS                                                                   122

 

  • McCaysville Ambulance                       24
  • Blue Ridge Ambulance                         46
  • Morganton Ambulance                         24
  • Dial Ambulance                                      14
  • Misc (mutal aid, special events, etc)                         0

 

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EMA Report for May 16 to May 22, 2016

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From May 16 to May 22, Fannin EMA dispatched first-responders to the following number of incidents:

Law Enforcement (cities & county)          413

Rescue          16

Fire          1

EMS          72

  • McCaysville Ambulance           16
  • Blue Ridge Ambulance           30
  • Morganton Ambulance          18
  • Dial Ambulance          8
  • Misc (special events, call in crew for additional unit)         0

*Above EMS numbers do not include non-emergency calls or transfers to other (out of town) hospitals.

 

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Fannin EMS Responses: April 11th thru April 17th, 2016

News

Complied by Robert Poole, Fannin EMA Public Information Officer

 

The following figures represent emergency calls dispatched

Law Enforcement (cities & county)                                                                                    381

Rescue                                                                                                                                         23

Fire                                                                                                                                               10

EMS                                                                                                                                             84

 

  • McCaysville Ambulance 16
  • Blue Ridge Ambulance 33
  • Morganton Ambulance 24
  • Dial Ambulance 11
  • Misc (special events, call in crew for additional unit)   0

 

 

*Above EMS numbers do not include non-emergency calls or transfers to other (out of town) hospitals.

 

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