Archive for February, 2015

Hay bales catch fire

Atchison Globe – January 31, 2015
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About 40 hay bales caught fire Wednesday afternoon in rural Cummings. Atchison County Emergency Management Director Wes Lanter said open burning was the cause of the fire. Lancaster, Mount Pleasant and Nortonville all responded to the call. The burn ban was still in effect when the fire started.

Caney Fallen Firefighter

Independence Daily Reporter – Feb. 4, 2015
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A Caney fire truck was draped in black for the funeral procession for Caney firefighter Clifford Sanders, 55, who died Thursday after he suffered a stroke Wednesday while responding to a fire call. The procession started in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and included an estimated 200 fire trucks and rescue vehicles leading to the Cornerstone Church in Caney where his funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. The truck is passing under an American flag being held aloft by ladder trucks from the Coffeyville and Independence Fire Departments.

Cherryvale Fire-Rescue Department handles 13 fires in January

By Donna Celaya
Montgomery County Chronicle – Feb. 5, 2015
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Cherryvale Fire and Rescue responded to a baker’s dozen fire calls last month.

Three were grass fires, three were motor vehicle accidents involving fire, one was another vehicle fire, four were second-out EMS responses, and two were structure blazes–one of which was a mutual aid call to assist another department.

The department in January also responded to 51 emergency medical service calls involving 45 patients. They included:

  • 26 patient transports
  • 15 patients who refused transport for further medical attention
  • 8 “other,” such as no patient found, call cancelled, patient found dead at the scene
  • 2 transported by another agency

The highest percentage of calls for the EMS unit were: a total of six motor vehicle accidents, five abdominal pain, five falls, five fire call stand by, four chest pain and four general pain.

EMS responded within one minute of dispatch 82 percent of the time, up from 71 percent in December; and within three minutes of dispatch 96 percent of the time, in sharp contrast to 86 percent in December.

EMS arrived at the scene within five minutes 75 percent of the time in January, as compared to 78 percent in December; and within 10 minutes of receiving the call 94 percent of the time in January, down slightly from 95 percent in December.

Arrival times are slower when calls are from outside the city limits; 18 of the 51 calls–35.29 percent–were in the county in January.

Chief Jesse Reed’s report to the Cherryvale City Council on Monday evening stated that he looked through December’s reports to discern whether the slower-than-usual response times were the result of consistently slow “chute times” on one shift, or if the problem crossed several shifts. He found that one report was incomplete and missing the times; and two more report templates were open and contained no information.

By eliminating those reports, December’s times were greatly improved.

Reed also reported the CFR is planning a work day at the burn facility at the north end of School Street on Saturday, Feb. 21, weather permitting.

 

Butler County Fire District #3 receives donation

Rose Hill Reporter – Feb. 5, 2015
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Vehicle fire reported

Emporia Gazette – Feb. 27, 2015

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Just before 12:30 p.m. Friday, a vehicle fire was reported at 126 S. Commercial, Casey’s. Fire crews arriving on scene reported no flames. The cause was an electrical problem and there was determined to be no fire.

Kansas teenager dies in rollover accident

Salina Post – Feb. 27, 2015

A Kansas teenager died in an accident just after 8 a.m. on Friday in Phillips County.

The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 GMC Sonoma pickup driven by Courtney Faith Miller, 15, Kensington, was northbound on East 1400 Road three miles east and one mile south of Agra.

The vehicle dropped off the right shoulder and the driver over corrected.

The vehicle crossed back over to the other side of the road, entered the west ditch and rolled.

Miller was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel in Phillipsburg.

The KHP reported she was properly restrained at the time of the accident.

Hill side fire

Norton Telegram – Feb. 24, 2015
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Last Friday afternoon, four Norton Rural fire trucks responded to a fire just south of town on Linda Terrell’s land. Harold Shinn is seen standing in the back of the fire truck putting out the fire. The firefighters were able to stop the flames quickly; less than an acre of land was ruined.

 



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