Call-outs for December 2013
Fires 13
Motor Vehicle Crashes 0
Medical 1
Special Services 2
Cover-moves 0
False Alarms 3
TOTAL: 19

During November, the brigade was alerted to a number of suspicious scrub fires in and around the hills of Stokes Valley and Taita/Pomare.  This disturbing trend has now continued into December with a major scrub fire in the hills above Waterloo last night that kept the Fire Service personnel busy for several hours.

These deliberately-lit fires are putting lives and property at risk.  We would like the Stokes Valley community to be extra-vigilant over the summer and report any suspicious behaviour to the police.

Call-outs for November 2013
Fires 11
Motor Vehicle Crashes 1
Medical 1
Special Services 1
Cover-moves 0
False Alarms 6
TOTAL: 20
Call-outs for September 2013
Fires 8
Motor Vehicle Crashes 1
Medical 0
Special Services 3
Cover-moves 0
False Alarms 5
TOTAL: 17
Call-outs for October 2013
Fires 6
Motor Vehicle Crashes 1
Medical 1
Special Services 0
Cover-moves 0
False Alarms 4
TOTAL: 12

During the month of August, Stokes Valley Volunteer Fire Brigade responded to a total of 13 incidents.  We attended six fires, from the very small (a smoking light-fixture) to the extremely large "4th Alarm" factory fire in Petone on the 23rd August.  We also attended four medical emergencies during the month and there were three false alarms.

Even with another fairly significant (magnitute 6.6) earthquake on 16th August, the Wellington region seemingly dodged another bullet and the brigade had absolutely no earthquake-related incidents to attend to.  Let's keep our fingers crossed that that remains the case for many, many years to come!

Call-outs for August 2013
Fires 6
Motor Vehicle Crashes 0
Medical 4
Special Services 0
Cover-moves 0
False Alarms 3
TOTAL: 13

Despite the Wellington region being rocked by a strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake on 21st July, Stokes Valley Volunteer Fire Brigade attended less than half the number of call-outs in July than in June.

The storm that hit the region back in June kept the brigade much busier than the recent earthquake did, which, in a funny kind of way, is probably a good thing (considering the utter devastation that the people down in Canterbury have had to deal with).  The brigade were called out to just two earthquake-related incidents, including one to Hutt Hospital.

Call-outs for July 2013
Fires 1
Motor Vehicle Crashes 2
Medical 3
Special Services 4
Cover-moves 0
False Alarms 5
TOTAL: 15
Call-outs for June 2013
Fires 7
Motor Vehicle Crashes 0
Medical 0
Special Services 25
Cover-moves 1
False Alarms 4
TOTAL: 37
Call-outs for May 2013
Fires 3
Motor Vehicle Crashes 0
Medical 0
Special Services 1
Cover-moves 0
False Alarms 4
TOTAL: 8