Vinton First Aid Crew Chief Wayne Guffey presented the monthly report on the organization’s actions for April to Vinton Town Council at its meeting on May 15.
Volunteers donated 2,131 man-hours to the citizens of Vinton, East Roanoke County, and other locations during April, with a unit in service 99 percent of the volunteer time for 462 out of a possible 468 hours.
Two units were marked up 211 hours— the medic truck for 94 percent of possible hours and the BLS truck for 6 percent.
Vinton emergency services received 212 calls in April— 81 during career staff hours between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 131 during volunteer hours from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday through Friday nights, and on weekends.
Of those 212 calls, 139 were answered by Advanced Life Support and 24 by Basic Life Support. Fourteen were fire calls, 11 for accidents, seven were service calls, six were assist rescue calls, three were rehab calls, six were standbys, and two were tech rescues.
Of the same 212 calls, 136 were in Vinton, 45 in East Roanoke County, three in Bedford, two in Botetourt, two in Roanoke City, and 23 in other parts of Roanoke County.
The First Aid Crew responded to 113 out of 131 calls during volunteer hours for 86 percent. They handled 107 of those 131 calls during volunteer hours for a total of 82 percent.
The Fractile Response Time was excellent again at 9.25 minutes when the standard is 12 minutes. The time from calls received from dispatch to responding was under two minutes 95 percent of the time.
There were a total of 130 transports in April 2018— 72 by the career staff and 58 by the volunteer staff.