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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fort Thomas Fire Department Monthly Report: February

FTM file. 
February marked the one-year mark from the fatal fire that occurred on Tower Hill Road last year. Winter is always a tough time for firefighters, as the cold keeps people inside and the use of portable heaters leads to an increase in calls for service.

In the month of February 2015, the Fort Thomas Fire Department totaled 162 responses, of which 115 were EMS incident responses.

Fire incident responses totaled 36. They provided 16 mutual aid responses to neighboring communities while receiving 14 during the month.

There was $70,100 worth of property loss in the city due to fire in February of 2014 last year, mainly due to the fire on Tower Hill, while there has been $11,025 lost during 2015. The majority of that came from the fire at the storage unit at Ruth Moyer Elementary which was estimated at around $10,000. 

In all, there was $175,000 in property damage due to fire loss in 2014.

The Fort Thomas Firefighters were getting after it, in the training department in February, completing 506 staff hours during the month. That puts them at 793 hours so far this year. They completed 682 hours during all of 2014.

The department was also busy doing new business fire inspections for some of the new businesses opening in Fort Thomas, notably the Fort Thomas Design and Event Center at Fort Thomas Antiques. They had their first event this past Saturday, when 300 people came to the Northern Kentucky Young Republicans Pancake breakfast.

According to Rob Robinson, owner, the fire department were doing inspections late Friday to help accommodate him and make sure things were opened for the next day.

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