(Riverton, WY) – Riverton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Henri DeClercq released a department summary for 2020 today, January 6th.
In 2020, the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department responded to a total of 268 calls for service.
These calls break down as follows:
- 56 grass or brush fires
- 11 vehicle fires
- 14 outside rubbish fires
- 32 structure fires (including mobile property used as a fixed structure)
- 3 uncategorized fires
- 25 EMS assists (mostly vehicle incidents without extrication)
- 3 vehicle accidents
- 11 electrical issues
- 11 spills or leaks
- 2 missing persons
- numerous ‘good intention’ calls (such as false alarms, alarm malfunctions, and mistaken smoke or fire calls)
They responded to 53 more calls compared to 2019 -a nearly 25% increase in alarms.
We would like to thank our fellow emergency responders including: The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Riverton Police Department, Wind River Police, Fremont County Fire, Wyoming Highway Patrol, and AMR for all of their assistance on emergency calls throughout the year.-DeClercq