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2018 Incident Responses
Month Station 8 Station 28 Total
Jan 791 384 1175
Feb 642 286 928
Mar 682 310 992
Apr 642 288 930
May 790 311 1101
Jun 754 263 1017
Jul 735 310 1045
Aug 738 324 1062
Sep 744 343 1087
Oct 714 318 1032
Nov 705 299 1004
Dec
Total 7937 3436 11373

Historic Incident Responses
Year Station 8 Station 28 Total
2017 9088 3616 12704
2016 11478 3664 15142
2015 11109 3421 14530
2014 10602 3438 14040
2013 10316 3443 13759
2012 10313 3703 14016
2011 9956 3819 13775
2010 10406 3727 14133
2009 10837 3631 14468
2008 11088 3605 14693

2018 Unit Responses
Month Station 8 Station 28 Total
Jan 1603 523 2126
Feb 1305 407 1712
Mar 1417 430 1847
Apr 1329 403 1732
May 1671 438 2109
Jun 1581 387 1968
Jul 1466 426 1892
Aug 1498 455 1953
Sep 1502 462 1964
Oct 1440 454 1894
Nov 1457 401 1858
Dec
Total 16269 4786 21055

Historic Unit Responses
Year Station 8 Station 28 Total
2017 17131 4994 22125
2016 16844 4866 21710
2015 16508 4502 21010
2014 16035 4484 20519
2013 15395 4546 19941
2012 15282 4735 20017
2011 14735 4828 19563
2010 15499 4672 20171
2009 15593 4384 19977
2008 16032 4554 20586

GWGVFD Junior Fire Brigade

The GWGVFD Junior Fire Brigade is a program designed for teens ages 14 - 18. The membership is limited to 15 members at any given time.

The JFB's main focus is to teach fire safety using our Fire Safety House. Every year this group of teens touches thousands of children with their messages of "Get, low and go" and "Stop, drop and roll". Over 30,000 kids and adults have been reached with fire safety and injury prevention messages over the years through the Fire Safety House. Other community outreach activities include nationally certified FEMA CERT training, participating as mock victims in public safety exercises, neighborhood Santa rides, working at the museum, and generally helping at the station and in fire department outreach efforts.

In addition to their community service efforts, JFB members participate in drills and training to prepare them for the fire department. JFB are eligible to take classes at the Public Safety Training Academy and may become an Emergency Medical Technician-B at the age of 16 after a rigorous training class. Upon reaching the age of 18 and graduation from high school, JFB members are encouraged to "roll over" to our regular membership.

Through the years, we have seen many teens pass through our program. Some are still successful members in the GWGVFD. Others have gone on to career firefighter positions. We have several in pre med or nursing programs, in the military, teaching in public schools, etc. Whatever they have become in life, we like to think that the GWGVFD JFB helped to shape them into the productive adults they have all become.

For information about JFB membership contact our JFB coordinator.

 

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