Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
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Mar 113
Apr 104
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Fires 22
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2017 Year in Review
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By Mechanicsville Volunteers
January 1, 2018

Another year has come and gone for the Mechanicsville Volunteers. We just want to take a minute to give a quick review of our call stats for the year, and some major headlines the department accomplished/handled in the year.

2017 Statistics

• Total Incidents: 872
• Busiest Month- March (124)
• Total Working Fires: 19, Units had to be assigned to work in an IDLH
• Total Extrications: 9
• 31.76% of runs overlapped (275)
• Average Dispatch to Enroute: 03:22
• Average Dispatch to On Scene: 10:04
(We cover 75+ square miles as well as run mutual aid in Charles, Calvert, and Prince Georges Counties)
Average time on scene: 26:10
• Engine Company Runs: 456
• Rescue Runs: 312
• Tanker Runs: 123
• Support Unit Runs: 266

1998:36 man hours spent on incidents.
5438:00 man hours spent on drills
1600:00 man hours spent on business meetings
442:40 man hours spent on collateral
570:00 man hours spent on committee meetings

Major Events During the Year:

In February our Ladies Auxiliary welcomed its first male members. It has since been renamed to the Mechanicsville VFD Auxiliary.

In 2017 our firehouse project was completed, replacing much of the original firehouse that was built in 1976. Evaluation by an architectural firm determined that replacement was more cost effective than remodel. The firehouse has six pull thru bays and one half bay with radiant heat. There are ten individual bunk-rooms as well as a large common bunk room. We will also have a training tower for standpipe, hose, ladder and rope evolution's. There is a apparatus maintenance bay and offices for both operational and administrative positions as well as a new fitness room.

We held our Open House on June 3 2017.

In October we received a grant from Firehouse Subs for new extrication and rope equipment. The total received was $7328.82

Continue to check back through this year to see incidents, important news, and accomplishments.

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