SANATOGA PA – Volunteers in the Sanatoga and Ringing Hill fire companies, and the Sanatoga and Ringing Hill fire police, combined during April and May 2012 to log 114 total service calls, more than 173 hours in service response, and 650 hours in training, according to statistics contained in the fire marshal’s monthly reports recently distributed to the Lower Pottsgrove Township Board of Commissioners.
Fire Marshal Lew Babel said during April the Sanatoga Fire Company took 33 calls, accounting for 503 man-hours of service; Sanatoga Fire Police, 33, with 32 hours man-hours; Ringing Hill Fire Company, 42, with 80 hours total time in service; and Ringing Hill Fire Police, 34 hours of community service. In April training that prepared volunteers for future emergencies, Sanatoga Fire Company accumulated 240 hours in 10 classes, and Ringing Hill, 56 hours in 4 classes.
During May, Sanatoga Fire took 18 calls for 14 total hours of service, representing 102 man-hours; Sanatoga Fire Police, 18 calls and 21 total hours of service; Ringing Hill Fire, 21 calls and 17 hours total time in service; and Ringing hill Fire Police, 25 hours of community service. May training for Sanatoga involved 290 man-hours in 14 classes; and Ringing Hill, 64 man-hours in 7 classes.
Members of both departments also were involved in fund-raising efforts, Babel said.
The reports typically are issued on a two-month delay. The report delivered to commissioners during their July 9, meeting, for example, consisted of the May statistics.