For the second month in a row, Manchester first aid personnel responded to fewer calls for service, meaning volunteer hours and miles driven were down, according to a report recently presented to the Township Council.
The Manchester First Aid and Rescue squad responded to 185 calls for emergency medical service in May, according to a report prepared in late-June by publicity officer Edward Lynch. In April, the squad responded to 214 calls.
The squad's ambulances and First Responder Unit drove 2,169 miles responding to the calls throughout Manchester's nearly 83 square miles of land, according to the report.
That is 396 fewer miles driven compared with April, and 1,140 fewer miles than traveled in March.
Responders spent a total of 502 man hours responding to calls in May, according to Lynch, a drop of 25 hours from April and 124 hours from March.
Council President Craig Wallis again thanked the volunteers for their efforts and said that he will speak with Manchester Emergency Management officials to see if it is possible for other agencies to make their response statistics available to the public.