Here are the statistics for the year 2013 for Fraser Lake Fire Rescue and Vanderhoof Volunteer Fire Department.
10 life assist
60 motor vehicle accidents
21 commercial fire alarms
7 residential fire alarms
2 carbon monoxide
5 hydro lines down
6 smoke reports
5 hazmat calls
Total calls for 2013 were159
3,462 firefighter hours for emergency reponses
1,152 firefighter hours for training
396 firefighter hours for community events
Currently the Vanderhoof Volunteer Fire Department consists of one full time Fire Chief and 36 volunteer firefighters including junior firefighters.
They performed 225 fire inspections and 137 re-inspections and had two mutual aid calls to Fraser Lake last year. They suffered no time loss workplace incidents and the five hazmat calls on the list sounds serious but they were only fuel spills from vehicle accidents.
In Fraser Lake:
-5 lift assists
-21 motor vehicle incidents
-19 commercial fire alarms
-2 residential fire alarms
-1 carbon monoxide
-1 hydro line down
Total calls in 2013 were 204. The year previous had only 162 calls.
1,332 firefighter hours for emergency responses
955 firefighter hours for attending training
90.5 firefighter hours for participating in community events
Fraser Lake currently has 20 members on strength including three junior firefighters and they also experienced no time loss workplace incidents in 2013.