Johnstown Fire Department has been involved in training this summer

JOHNSTOWN — The city Fire Department this summer has been involved in various training, city officials heard.

Fire Chief Bruce Heberer mentioned the training in his monthly report given recently to the Common Council at City Hall.

Heberer reported that in June, the fire department conducted training on the operations of an aerial device and high angle rescues.

The department’s Codes Division continued training on plan review and site inspections, Heberer said.

Also in his report, Heberer said the fire department in June responded to 158 calls for service. These included: two structure fires, eight motor vehicle accidents, two motor vehicle fires, one mutual fire call to Gloversville, 23 hazardous condition calls and 20 service calls. The city’s Fire EMS Unit handled 95 emergency medical calls in June.

In the area of code enforcement, the city issued 64 permits in June with an estimated $293,086 in construction or renovation costs. A total of $2,470 in fees were collected. Fees included $1,590 in building permits; $320 in outdoor burn permits; $157 in plumbing permits; $100 in multiple dwelling permits; and $75 in demolition permits.

For the period, the Codes Division conducted 847 inspections/complaint responses.

In his report, city Police Department Chief David Gilbo told the council that for June the department handled 698 calls for service. Out of those calls, 97 criminal cases were generated.

Gilbo reported there were 17 arrests made in the city in June. Twelve arrests were males. Eleven of the male suspects were white, with one black. Of the five females arrested, all were white.

During June, the police department had no personnel complaints filed and there were no use of force reports filed.

The police department had 143 citations issued – 34 traffic and 109 parking. Twenty traffic accidents were investigated in June.

Gilbo said the police department was working on filling a vacant, Civil Service typist position. He said the department was also expected to fill an animal control officer position.

By Paul Wager