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Mineral Springs Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department

Union County, North Carolina
 
 

Monthly Call Report

December 2015

Call Type
Number of Calls
Man Hours
First Responder
53
176.5
10-50 MVA
10
71.5
Structure Fires
0
0
Fire Alarms
3
12.5
Gas Leaks
0
0
Brush Fires
1
6
Standby
1
6
Misc
5
18.5
Total Calls
75
Total Man Hours
298.5
Training Hours
0
0
Total Hours
298.5
 

Summary Report

01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

2015

Call Type
Number of Calls
Man Hours
First Responder
567
1690
10-50 MVA
100
862
Structure Fires
33
295
Fire Alarms
63
320
Brush/Grass Fires
18
92
Vehicle Fires
3
28
Water Rescue
2
25
Standby
4
27
Gas Leaks/Spills
19
122
Misc
27
99
Total Calls
836
Total Man Hours
3,558.50
Training
624
Total Hours
4,182.50

Message from the Chief

Thanks for taking the time to stop by to learn more about the Mineral Springs Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Our fire department serves 43 square miles in Union County, North Carolina.

Our department operates out of two stations. The main station is located on Highway 75 inside Mineral Springs, North Carolina and houses 7 pieces of equipment. The sub-station is located at the intersection of Rocky River Road South and Doster Road. This station houses 4 pieces of equipment.

We have recently changed from an all volunteer department to a combination department (volunteers and paid staff). We are continually seeking new volunteers for our department. Please contact the fire department if you are interested in becoming a member at 704-843-3189 or email Chief Gaddy at chief@mineralspringsvfd.com.

 

Mineral Springs Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department Auxiliary Adopts a Family for Christmas

MSVFRD Auxiliary President Ms. Miranda Helms thanks members of the fire department for thier generous donations to make a family's Christmas a great one. The family was truly blessed that evening, not just through the gifts, but the love and compassion shown by their community. The children were not only amazed that their tree was being surrounded by gifts and that Santa was standing in their living room, but that the firefighters actually brought Santa to their house!

Ms. Helms received an email from the mom of the children saying "Thank you so so much!!!!! My kids are in total shock, as am I. I can't thank you all enough. I will have more pictures for you after the kids open everything Christmas morning. I have no words. I had so much I wanted to say but was trying not to cry. You have completely made our Christmas!"

Ms. Helms thanks the auxiliary and members of the MSVFRD.

New Brush Truck in Service

A few months ago we began to have problems with our brush truck stationed at Station 16. After having it evaluated the Board of Directors decided that it was better to get another unit in lieu of spending money trying to repair the 1984 unit. The Federal Government initiated a new program to allow fire departments to purchase surplus Hummers. We purchased a 1992 truck with 11,000 miles on it from the yard in Raleigh and the firefighters converted it into a new brush truck for Station 16. It required a lot of hard work and engineering to get everything we needed in the truck, but it is all there and the truck was put into service on October 16, 2015.