Staunton Fire & Rescue Receives Award for Emergency Services
A Shenandoah Valley fire
station has won an award for its emergency medical services (EMS) agency. The city of Staunton Fire and Rescue Department
was rewarded for its outstanding achievement in emergency services.
The station was chosen
from its region which consists of five counties. Staunton Fire Chief Scott Garber says 70
percent of what they do is EMS.
"We're proud of what we
can do," Garber said. "Our call volume
has definitely increased over the years.
We're doing about 4,400 calls a year, and we're maintaining a five
minute or less response time in 91 percent of those calls, which is above the national
average or requirement."
This is the second award
for the station this year. They received
an award in February for best practices for health and safety.