Fire department to present annual report to council

YORK – When the York City Council meets on Thursday, May 2, they will hear from York Fire Chief Tony Bestwick as he makes his annual report.

He will detail the number of calls, nature of calls, response numbers and more.

Chief Bestwick makes this report each year.

But as outlined in his report, 2023 wasn’t just a normal year – he says in his report, “2023 will be remembered as a year of positive change. Besides setting a record for the number of calls for service at 1,681, we also set a record for the number of hours of training for a year with 3,689 hours. Our volunteer firefighters and EMTs responded to 732 instances where we needed their assistance for calls.”

He will expand on the details as he gives his report.

Also during Thursday night’s meeting;

  • Bestwick will present an agreement between York Medical Clinic and the fire department to provide biannual medical screening for the early detection of cancer for employees and volunteers.
  • Abigail Cochran from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present the results of a housing study conducted for the city.
  • Brandon Wardryn has asked to address the city council regarding Project Access York, which will extend the trails throughout the city.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., in the council chambers.


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