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Los Alamos Fire Chief Releases 2017 Annual Report

on April 16, 2018 - 3:46pm

LAFD training exercise. Courtesy/LAFD

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

“The hard-working men and women of our Department are very dedicated to the ideal of ‘continuous improvement’ which you will clearly see throughout this report,” Chief Hughes said.

H said in spite of losing some key people to retirement or seeking new adventures, LAFD is still chocked full of great people who will continue to help LAFD improve on the delivery of services to Los Alamos County residents and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“The great services we provide would not be possible without the support of our County Council, County Manager, and our partners from the Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory. We are very thankful to be so well supported. Without this level of support, we could not be one of our nation’s premier fire departments,” Chief Hughes said.

He said this year LAFD is working on replacing older fire apparatus and increasing its efforts to better prepare for wildfire threats by mitigation and the delivery of enhanced wildfire training LAFD members.

The annual report indicates that LAFD responded to 2,223 calls in 2017, 1,525 of which were emergency calls. The Department travel time to arrival in six minutes or less was achieved 92 percent of the time and from pick-up to arrival in 12 minutes 20 seconds was achieved 98 percent of the time.

The complete annual repost may be reviewed online at http://bit.ly/2qAMVkU.


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