Barnardsville Fire Department
Members Present: DuWaine Maney, Chuck Sprinkle, C. D. Merrill, Phillip Kuykendall, and Elaine Hensley. Chuck Sprinkle conducted the meeting. D. D. Merrill opened in prayer.
2019 was a very busy year for us at the fire department. Chief Mundy has just finished with the call statistics for the department. They are as follows:
2019 Run Report
451- Ambulance Calls
2-Flown out by MAMA
36- First responder
11- Structure fires
3- Chimney Fires
31- Motor Vehicle Collisions
9- Brush fires
2- Vehicle fire
1- Hazordous Materials Incident
32- Unlock doors
0- CO detector activations
19- Tree Removal
4- Incomplete 911
12- Fire alarms
8- Search and Rescue
72- Public Assistance Calls
40- Mutual aid calls
For a grand Total of 765 calls for service. Not the record but certainly notable! That's a total of about 2611 man hours! Our vehicles were driven a total of 34,387 miles during the 2019 response year. That's almost one and a quarter times if you drove around the earth's equator.
Certainly impressive numbers and the firefighters have worked incredibly hard. We thank all of them for there hard work and dedication for it does not go unnoticed. We also want to thank our wonderful community members for the continued support.
Our department is also growing in numbers as we have added several new volunteers and paid staff last year. Our ambulance is now full time staffed at a Paramedic Level. This occured as of November 1st, 2016 and 2017 welcomed our first full year as a Paramedic department. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this full time transition possible! With wintery weather around this time of year please remember to drive safe on the roadways. Accidents on ICY road kill atleast twice the number of people every year that all other Natural disasters( Hurricanes, tornadoes, Floods, etc) do. Please be safe.
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Barnardsville Fire Department was organized in 1958 and has the second largest fire coverage area in Buncombe County, covering roughly a 60 square mile area. We serve a population of over 7,500 people with a good portion of our response area covering the Pisgah National Forest.
We currently have 24 volunteers, 7 full time employees and 4 part time employees.
The entire staff of Barnardsville Fire Department is a dedicated team of highly trained professsionals who proudly serve the Barnardsville Community with Fire and Medical Service.