Fire, EMS responds to 327 calls

Staff report

SIDNEY — In February, personnel of the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services responded to 253 EMS calls and 74 fire calls for a total of 327 calls compared to 326 calls in February 2016.

Personnel conducted in-house training in TRT (technical rescue team) Ice, EMS, fire facility, as well as online cardiac refresher classes. The shift officers and fire chief attended a three day hazmat officer class at the Sidney Fire Department. Also held at the fire department, the assistant chiefs, deputy chief and fire chief attended a two day performance directed management class.

The fire prevention division performed 43 inspections, including five annual inspections, 22 re-inspections, four fire alarm, three foster care/adoption license inspections and handled one complaint.

Fire investigations within the city were conducted at 432 S. Main Ave. and 746 Foraker Ave.

Firefighter Ken Girod retired on Feb. 2 from Sidney Fire after more than 29 years with the department. The Sidney Fire Department thanks Ken for his many years of service to the community and Shelby County and wishes him a long and healthy retirement.

With Ken’s retirement came the addition of Firefighter Quinten Pence. Please join the Sidney Fire Department in welcoming Quinten to the fire department and city of Sidney.

Staff report