Fannin Emergency & Fire Log April 8 -April 14, 2013


181 Church Street Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513 706-632-1958
Robert Graham, Director

Report Period: April 8 thru April 14, 2013

Total Calls answered by 911 Center (including non-emergency) 1564

The following figures represent emergency calls dispatched
Law Enforcement (cities & county) 353
Rescue 26
Fire 12
• McCaysville Ambulance 22
• Blue Ridge Ambulance 35
• Morganton Ambulance 24

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

Fannin EMA assisted with the annual Adventure Race on Saturday. We utilized Rescue 6 and Medic 2 and we had 10 volunteers including 2 members of our horse mounted rescue team. In addition, Gilmer County had 2 rescue units and 3 personnel. The fire explorers cooked hot dogs and hamburgers for the rescue workers. Our EMS transported 2 patients during the event. One transport was due to a bicycle accident where a front wheel came off, and the other transport was for a patient experiencing chest pain. Both patients were taken to Fannin Regional Hospital for treatment.

During the month of March, all Fire/EMS employees completed an online course covering the mandatory requirements for emergency workers to report child abuse.

Fire ReportWeek of 4-7 to 4-14-2013

Big Buck Circle, Blue Ridge
(Black Ankle Area)
Reported at 5:22PM
Firefighters responded to the report of a structure fire that had already burned to the ground. Upon arrival, we found the structure completely on the ground with evidence of a lightning strike nearby. Due to the remote area, the fire was not noticed until the following day. No one was at home at the time of the fire.
Apparatus responding:
Engine 3
Engine 13
7 firefighters

Poplar Lane, Morganton
Reported at 3:26PM
Firefighters responded to the report of a brush fire with structures in danger of igniting. Upon arrival, we found a double-wide trailer fully engulfed in flames with no brush fire. The home was unoccupied at the time.
Apparatus responding:
Engine 7
Engine 11
Engine 2
Engine 8
Medic 11
19 firefighters

Collis Street, McCaysville
Reported at 9:42PM
Firefighters responded to the report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, we found fire coming from the front and rear of the structure. The fire was extinguished, but had done major damage to the structure. Red Cross also responded and assisted the family that was displaced after the fire.
Apparatus responding:
Engine 4
Engine 6
Engine 15
Air & Light Truck
Medic 4
21 firefighters

Larry Thomas, Fire Chief
Fannin County Fire Department

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