|Children at St. Thomas school learn about fire trucks and fire safety.|
by Robin Gee
Fire Chief Mark Bailey presented the Fort Thomas Fire Department Annual Report for 2016 at the April City Council meeting. After expressing deep gratitude for his relationships with city officials and staff, he opened with praise for the men and women of the fire department, some of whom attended to hear his presentation.
"I have 18 of the best firefighters and EMS in northern Kentucky, no doubt, hands down, they do it day in and day out. They are the best," Bailey said.
Here are some highlights from the Fire Department Annual Report, which is available on the Fire Department website.
The year in review
The number of runs the Fire Department handled for 2016 was down slightly from the year before. The department went on 1,768 runs in 2016 compared to 1,942 in 2015.
The annual report gives a detailed summary of fire and EMS service each month including the number of responses, drills and staff hours. In addition to responding to calls, the fire service provides safety education throughout the community and participates in a number of trainings each year.