Medina FD responded to nearly 3,000 calls in 2017

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 January 2018 at 10:52 am

File photo by Tom Rivers: Medina firefighters were called to help put out a fire on Feb. 4 at 536 Bates Rd., one of 2,802 calls in 2017.

MEDINA – The Medina Fire Department responded to nearly 3,000 calls in 2017. The 2,802 calls was a busy year, the department posted on its Facebook page today.

“We’ll have more numbers up once the annual report gets done but here is one stat that speaks volumes: 34% of the calls overlap each other,” the department posted. “1 out of every 3 calls, we already have one crew out on a run!”

The 2,802 calls is close to the 2,920 in 2016. The record for call volume was 2014 when Medina FD responded to 2,986 calls.

The department will have more personnel to respond to calls this year after being approved on Aug. 31 for a $530,661 federal grant to boost staffing. That grant – Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) – is for over four years and covers a percentage of the salaries and benefits for four new firefighter positions.

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