Published Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000
Fire department reports on itscomings and goings for 1999
By Lt. Steve Thompson
Greenville Fire Department
The Greenville Fire Department saved property worth $484,000 from fire in 1999. Property valued at $290,000 was damaged by fire.
A total of 519 alarms were ans-wered. The majority of runs were medical emergencies (242), along with traffic accidents (47), automatic fire alarms (24), hazardous material incidents (14), fires or smoke in buildings (25), and assists to other fire departments (70).
Firefighters arrived at emergencies within an average of 3.7 minutes from time of dispatch.
The Fire Prevention Bureau conducted 380 fire inspections resulting in 115 code-violation notices being issued. These violations were followed up with 278 re-inspections. There were 45 occupancy permits issued.
Eleven public fire-education lectures were conducted and 10 fire station tours were given.
Firefighters changed batteries in 100 smoke alarms.
Company training was held on 29 occasions and special training courses were attended on 26 occasions.
Firefighters used 138 man-hours for maintaining and repairing department vehicles and equipment.
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