RFD responds to over 250 calls in 2020

(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.

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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
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