Other (indicate in message) Submitted: April 5, 2024 | Updated: April 5, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (April 2024) Submission related to “Call Volumes and Budgets” in Alexander County, NC

Date sent in to Sunshine: 03/24/24

Original Subject:
Call Volumes and Budgets

Original Message:
Requesting Alexander County NC Government to provide the number of calls answered, number of calls unanswered for every fire department and rescue squad and provide the amount of money that the county gives to each department per year. Please provide a list from communications and the Fire Marshals Office on all calls that are answered and Unanswered.

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
January 01, 2022 - December 31, 2024

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04/05/24. Editor’s Note to Sender: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As written it’s unclear what specific searchable public records the sender would like to receive, or to what period of time the responsive records should apply.

You indicated that you’d like to know the number of “answered” and “unanswered” calls“for every fire department and rescue squad” , as well as “a list from communications and the Fire Marshals Office on all calls that are answered and Unanswered” , during the time period of 01/01/2022 – 12/31/2024.

– 1. While processing a recent request related to Alexander County Fire Dept, we were asked by Sylvia Turnmire to “… clarify whether [the term] ‘Fire Department’ refers to the Alexander County Fire Marshal’s Office or the multiple Volunteer Fire Departments within the county.”  We clarified that the term “Fire Department” should refer to “The Alexander County Fire Marshal’s Office” and “the eight county volunteer fire departments”. https://www.rise4me.com/resources/alexander-county-fire-department/

Similarly. For the new submission above, it will also be necessary for the sender to clarify what is meant by the terms every fire department and rescue squad”  and ” Fire Marshals Office”.  It is also unclear what is meant by “a list from communications”. Is this the name of specific department at the Fire Marshal’s Office?

– 2. We assume you may have meant to indicate the time period for responsive records is 12/31/2023, not 2024.

– 3. In regard to the following: “… for every fire department and rescue squad and provide the amount of money that the county gives to each department per year.”  We will assume again that the responsive time period should actually be 01/01/2022 – 12/31/2023, not 2024.  It is also unclear whether you hope to make this same request about the Fire Marshal’s Office specifically.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • April 5, 2024 6:45 pm

    3 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending