Washington Fire Department - 2012

The Washington Fire Department had a very busy 2012. On top of celebrating their 160th anniversary last year, they responded to 634 calls, which is a 10% decrease since 2011. The average response time for all alarms was five minutes and one second across the 65 square miles the department covers. The average response within city limits was four minutes and fourteen seconds. The Washington Fire Department provided mutual aid on eighty-two occasions and received mutual aid on twenty-one occasions. The fire department did not respond to any multi alarm fires in 2012, however on August 4, 2012, during the Washington Town and Country Fair, units responded to twenty-nine calls with-in a three hour period when severe thunderstorms swept through Washington. The fire department provided station tours, visited schools, conducted fire drills, held a poster contest, and countless other public relation events. The fire department was also able to get 5,679 training hours accomplished. A very big thank you goes out to the Washington Fire Department from all of us here at KLPW AM 1220.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

2 days 6 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 6 days ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 36 sec ago

Seniors
Washington at Union for a 9th District match-up. Game time is 5:00. We'll join the game in progress at 5:45 on KLPW-AM 1220.

Junior
Washington will host Warrenton in a doubleheader. Due to a conflict with the Washington Little League, game one will be at Borgia Regional High School at 6:00 with game two at Ronsick Field at 8:30.