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Guymon Fire Department Releases 2023 Activity Report

Joe Denoyer - February 15, 2024 10:01 am

The Guymon Fire Department today released its 2023 Annual Activity
report. Guymon Fire Chief Grant Wadley stated “Overall, the Guymon Fire
Department recorded its busiest year thus far in Department history”.
The Department recorded 1596 total calls for service. 1366 were EMS related
(85.5%) while 230 (14.5%) were Fire related. Both of these totals increased 2-6%
from 2022. EMS Division has the largest number of responses and has the largest
amount of square miles in Texas County to cover. Guymon covers over 1400
square miles in Texas County meeting the emergency medical needs of all those
in these areas. Included in these areas are the communities of Hardesty, Optima,
Hough, and Texhoma. Guymon Fire/Rescue/Hazmat Division covers
approximately 900 square miles but assists 10 other Volunteer Fire Department in
Texas County when called upon. 2023 had the least amount of grass fires acres
burned we have been on in over 10-years which totaled 177 acres. In 2022,
nearly 90,887 acres burned that Guymon responded too. With grass fires greatly
decreased, structure fires greatly increased by 75% in 2023 compared to 2022.
Another large increase from previous years for both EMS and Rescue was Motor
Vehicle Crashes. EMS responded to 94 crashes which were 7% of all EMS calls.
The Rescue side responded to 40 which was an increase of over 122% compared
to 2022.

Of the 80 different types of EMS calls we ran on, the most common and leading
cause of 911 calls for EMS in Guymon were for falls. There were 177 falls
reported in 2023 which accounted for 13% of all EMS runs. Leading the Fire call
responses was Cancelled enroute, false calls, and false alarms which there were
93 in 2023 which accounted for 29.1% of all Fire runs. The majority of Fire & EMS
calls occurred between 3:00pm – 11:00pm, with a total of 666 during this time.
Guymon Fire Department averages 4 emergency calls per day and are always
ready to answer the call. “We respond to hundreds of different kinds and types
of emergencies yearly”, said Chief Wadley. Maintaining a department which is
safe and professionally challenging day after day is what we provide to the
citizens of Guymon and people of Texas County


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