Fannin Emergency & Fire Log 8/25 – 9/2


FANNIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY 181 Church Street, Blue Ridge, 706-632-1958
Robert Graham, Director
Report Period: Aug 25, thru September 2, 2014

Total Calls answered by 911 Center (including non-emergency) 2046

The following figures represent emergency calls dispatched
Law Enforcement (cities & county) 343
Rescue 31
Fire 11
• McCaysville Ambulance 23
• Blue Ridge Ambulance 35
• Morganton Ambulance 30

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

Fannin EMA responded to several reports of missing persons, lost hikers and canoers over the long weekend. All were found safe and uninjured.

One of the missing persons was lost in the Rock Creek Area near the fish hatchery and spent all night in the wilderness before walking out into the Gaddistown area of Union County. She had several scratches but was otherwise unharmed.

On Saturday, 7 adults and 2 toddlers were late returning to a pick up point after floating the Toccoa River from Deep Hole to Sandy Bottoms. They were located after they stopped their trip at the swinging bridge.
Additionally, EMA was contacted and responded to 2 more incidents involving lost persons during the week.

Fire Log:

08-29-14 Mobil Rd.

Dispatched 22:00 Arrived 22:08 Cleared 04:14

Fire Department dispatched to the area of Mobil Rd for the report of a structure fire, first unit on scene to find that the house was 45% involved with heavy smoke and flames. Engine 4 deployed 3 attack lines and started initial attack on the fire. Once water supply was established Engine 4 deployed a yard monitor supplied by a 3” supply line to finish the knock down process. State and local investigators investigating cause of the fire.

Engine 4 Medic 4 Engine 5 Tanker 5 Air & Light Engine 6 Tanker 6 18 fire fighters responded to the fire.

Austin Street

Dispatched. 00:54 Arrived 01:01 Cleared 05:00

Fire Department was dispatched to Austin St. for the report of a structure fire. First arriving units found heavy smoke coming from the house. After making entry into the house, the fire was found to be in the second floor and fire fighters made their way up the stairway, to find heavy heat and flames. Fire was held back to the back portion of the house until roof ventilation was complete. Fire fighters made their way back into the upstairs to complete fire knock down. After intense overhaul all remaining hot spots were extinguished. State and local investigators are investigating the cause of the fire.

Engine 1 Medic 1 Engine 13 Engine 16 And 14 fire personal responded to the fire.

Larry Thomas, Fire / Rescue Chief EMA Deputy Director
706-632-4711 Office

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