06/14/13 Plymouth Fire Chief Rod Miller received permission from the Board of Public Works and Safety to begin the hiring process for a full-time paramedic/firefighter for the department. He recently received a letter of resignation from Melissa Clark and needs to fill the position to have a full staff.
Chief Miller also presented his May 2013 Activity Report. There were a total of 187 alarm situations last month with 148 of the total calls being for the emergency medical service. The fire department was cancelled en route 12 times in May, had 8 medical assists, responded to 5 false alarms, and was dispatched to 3 vehicle fires.
The Plymouth Fire Department had 2 natural vegetation fires, were dispatched to 2 unintentional system operations, and responded one time each for a chemical release, person in distress, a special outside fire, a special type of incident, a mistaken steam or gas for smoke, a system malfunction, and one structure fire.
Taking a look at incidents by district you see that Plymouth had 113 calls, with Center Township having 21, West Township having 43 and Argos and LaPaz each having one call.
Paramedic assists included 3 for Culver, 2 for Walkerton, 2 for LaPaz, 1 for Argos and 1 for Starke County.