In 2001 Ernie Wetzel, First Selectman along with Selectmen, Melissa Weinand and Roger Gale, funded the Firehouses in the annual budget for the first time as a line item. I believe that this was a good decision for the Town’s use of Taxpayers’ money. We have a fire department and EMT system to be proud of. The EMTs also respond to health emergencies like my mother’s hemorrhagic stroke 12 days before she passed away. JL
From Rich Dempsey
Thanks for the warning DBrownie, but I’ve already had a few run-ins with a few of them. I do however think open facts will bring some people around. The others, well, you know…
The three departments combined handled 543 calls in 2011, or nearly 1.5 calls per day. Not all the calls we respond to are shown below, just the easily classified one.
Note, these calls do not reflect Woodstock EMS ambulance runs but calls for the station to respond. Muddy Brook and Bungay do not have ambulances stationed in quarters, so they respond with a non-transport rescue vehicle to begin treatment and stabilization. There are times when WVFA sends only the ambulance because it is staffed.
Here are the 2011 State of CT fire reports, by departments.
Rich Dempsey EMT
Bungay Fire Brigade
West Woodstock, CT 06281