Montrose Fire Protection District Sets New Record

By: Aaron Luna Email
By: Aaron Luna Email

Captain John Rogers of the Montrose Fire Protection District says when he started as a firefighter 12 years ago, they may have ran over 400 calls a year. Now says Rogers, "We are up to between 2,700 to 3,000 calls a year."

Prior to March the busiest month the Montrose Fire Department had on record was July of 2007 with 270 calls. The new title belongs to March of 2008 with the fire department responding to 292 emergency calls.

Deputy Fire Chief Dale Ericson says, "That trend has been following along with the growth we've had here on the western slope and Montrose, we're getting busier and busier every year." Ericson says that they have been able to stay within budget even with the increase of calls and the rising cost of fuel.

Montrose built fire station number two last year and have already approved a third station to be built in four years.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 17487209 -
Gray Television, Inc.