Dunkirk Fire Department June report
The Dunkirk Fire Department reports going on 166 runs in June. Of that number, 130 were EMS calls with 55 of those resulting in transports to Brooks Memorial Hospital.
There were 12 still alarms, 21 box alarms and three mutual aid calls answered by the department, according to figures from Fire Chief Keith Ahlstrom.
Through the first six months of 2012, the department has gone on 924 runs. Of that total, 742 were EMS runs with 306 resulting in transports.
Ahlstrom also provided figures for the department's third-party billing for ambulance service. The program began in July 2011 and has generated $101,359.55 through June 30. The total from Jan. 1 to June 30 is $67,645.45.
"We are right on track with what we thought we would do," Ahlstrom stated.
Mayor Anthony J. Dolce said the third-party billing "seems to be on track. When we went out and we were asked to get the new rescue truck we made sure there was an account so that revenue goes toward paying for that rescue truck."
Dolce added all the revenue from the third-party billing is for fire department equipment.
"This year, specifically for a rescue truck," he explained.
Medicare is meeting topic Tuesday for Dunkirk Rotary Club
Doug Mahany of the Putnam Record Insurance Agency will be speaking on the ABCs of Medicare on Tuesday during a meeting of the Dunkirk Rotary Club.
The lunch starts at 12:15 p.m. at Shorewood Country Club. The public is welcome to attend.
Finance Committee meets today
The Dunkirk Common Council Finance Committee is scheduled to meet today at 3 p.m. in City Hall.
The committee is expected to discuss overtime issues with Department of Public Works Director Tony Gugino in various departments under his supervision.
The committee is scheduled to meet again July 23.
Harbor Commission to meet at city boat launch today
The Dunkirk Harbor Commission is scheduled to meet today at 6 p.m. at the city boat launch.
Under new business the commission is scheduled to discuss harbor speed limit signs and a proposal to build a new church on the 100 block of Central Avenue.