Prattville – The Prattville Fire Department 2009 Annual Report, a summary of expenses and activities, has recently been published by the City.
The fire department is the only ambulance service in Autauga County and answers emergency and non-emergency calls, including non-emergency transports.
With a total coverage area of 597 square miles, there were 2,285 calls by engine, rescue, and truck companies, and 4,097 total EMS calls for the year.
More money was allocated this year for the department, according to Prattville Fire Chief Stanley Gann.
“Our budget increased from 2008 to 2009, and also our emergency calls increased last year,” said Gann.
An amount of $4,937,566 was spent on personnel, $148,035 on capital outlay, $119,135 on training, $598,140 on emergency operations, and $127,700 on other services.
The Chief also stated that the department will continue to make improvements to the Drill Facility, which in turn will better train and prepare the firemen for whatever the future will bring.
“Our only limitation in response to any hazard that may occur is our resources,” he said. “But, I truly believe that the members of the Prattville Fire Department provide services that are second to none.”
There are a total of 91 fire department personnel and three fire stations in the city, servicing 52,000 people in the county.
The report is currently available on the City’s website at www.prattvilleal.gov.
Article by Melissa Parker
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