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Busiest October on Record for Rye Fire Department
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The last regular meeting of the Rye Fire Protection District Board of Directors was held Monday, November 19. All Board members: Chairman John Schaiberger, Directors Michael Graber, Wally Rice, Rich Simpson, and George McGoff were present, as were Chief Steve Bennett and Captain Jim Beach.

Finding a way to keep the Fire Department garages clear of exhaust continues to be a concern. Chairman Schaiberger dropped off a fan of comparable strength and size to test the feasibility of using floor units. It was determined floor units would be too large for the tight quarters in the garage, but wall units should work nicely. Quotes will be obtained for purchasing and installing wall fans. The Fire Department will immediately purchase and install carbon monoxide monitors for the living quarters and other areas where personnel congregate.

The treasurer's reports were reviewed and discussed. The Board again expressed appreciation for how clearly written and understandable the reports were. The accounts payable were approved for payment.

Chief Bennett reported the busiest October on record with 81 EMS-related calls and 18 fire-related calls for a total of 99 calls. This is an increase of 39% not only from 2017 but also from the 5-year average.

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