The first seven months of Hanover Fire Department Statistics is out.
And the data from January to July reveals some interesting trends.
To say Hanover Firefighters have been busy would an understatement.
Chief Jeff Dentinger says as of July, volunteer firefighters have already responded to 127 calls.
Medical calls outnumber all other calls for the Hanover Fire Department. As such the Fire Department boasts its own specialized medical team.
This medical team was created two years ago in order in an effort to provide a more efficient and appropriate level of service to assist in emergency medical situations.
This specialized team is called to assist with all serious medical situations including vital signs absent
Dentinger says paramedics greatly appreciate the Fire medical team assistance with matters such as chest compressions in emergency situations.
This medical team possess additional medical training and skills above and beyond the rest of the fire department.
This means that during a medical emergency the entire fire department is not dispatched but rather the specific medical team.
Looking at the overall data out of the 127 calls up to July, 36 have been medical, 23 have been rescue, 22 fall under other, 25 were false fire calls, 10 were public hazards, 4 were fires, another 4 were pre fire conditions, 2 were CO False Alarms and there 1 was a burning controlled call.
In comparison to this time last year, calls are up by 19.
Dentinger says the role of the volunteer firefighter continues to expand and thanks to new provincial regulations their skills are honed to a whole new level.
He says not only do these volunteer firefighters dedicate so much of their time to calls each year, but they also meet for weekly training.