The Bolivar City Fire Department responds to help
whenever called. Some things the Fire Department might be found responding
includes: Residential Structure Fires, Commercial Structure Fires, Vehicle
Fires, Natural Cover Fires, Outside Waste Fires, Motor Vehicle Accidents,
Medical Assist, Hazardous Materials, Misc. Service Calls, Mutual Aid Calls to
other departments, Safety Inspections,
Public Safety Education, hosting other area fire departments for training
classes, going to other area fire departments for training classes.
If you have any questions or would like to become a part of CERT,
please email Theron Becker.
We are developing an integrated Personnel Accountability and Incident
Management (PA/IM) System. This is an ongoing and difficult task. Imagine
counting a truck-load of colored marbles spilled on a highway as semi's are
driving by at 65mph. This is similar to keeping track of volunteers while
responding, on scene, and departing an incident. This is exactly what this
system does. Our system is made up using four Tags. We have one Tag in
each Station for the Apparatus Board. This is used for displaying which
responders are in the apparatus at the station. Then each responder has two tags
on their helmet. One goes to the Incident Commander of the scene for role
call. The other tag goes to that individuals direct supervisor. The only
person on scene with their own tags is the IC. The IC has at least one tag from
everyone on scene, and then one from each "Team Leader", or Supervisor. The IC
manages teams by communicating with that teams supervisor. Each supervisor has
one of their team-member's tags and must keep track of those in their team. If
an emergency happens, the IC can call each of their supervisors and if each of
those supervisors can account for their team, everyone on scene is accounted
for. If an individual or team is lost, the supervisor and/or IC knows who, how
many, and probable location of that team or individual. This system is not
perfect ... yet. We will get it suited for us soon. If you have an suggestions
or questions please email the
Based on incident reports dated back to 1973, here is some data
The most calls occurred in the month of May.
The most calls occurred on the 5th day of any month.
The most calls occurred on Wednesday or Friday.
The most calls occurred between 10am and 11am.
The most calls occurred when there was no moon.
The average response time was 5 minutes.
The average time on scene was 1 hour and 39 minutes.
The most calls occurred in the South-West quarter of town.
The most calls occurred in a residential occupancy.
The most calls were phoned into the police department.
The most calls were Fires, as opposed to Haz-Mat, EMS, Training,
The most calls were caused by failure of equipment.
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