Bryant Fire Chief J.P. Jordan was proud to have the community in the “bay” for Thursday’s 2nd Annual First Responders Appreciation Luncheon. Responding to an average of 3,200 calls per year, Chief Jordan says his 49 employees are humbled by this event. “Bryant has always supported its First Responders- fire, police, and EMT’s.” We have a special place in the community’s hearts and this is a way for them to formally express it. We could not be more appreciative.”
In the last 12 years, Bryant has grown tremendously. In 2007, Bryant moved to 24 hour fire service, but the growth didn’t stop there. In 2012, Bryant went from a 3 to a 2 in PPC ratings and now in 2018, it has been upgraded to a 1. This is important for homeowner’s and the housing market as these ratings have a positive impact on insurance rates.
Chief Jordan explained, “Out of nearly 50,000 communities, 0.025% are rated a 1. PPC ratings are based 40% on fire departments, everything from equipment, to stations and response time. The other percentages are 40% water distribution and 20% dispatch.”
Now, with new stations, the Chief says that retention & recruitment will be an added bonus to the department.
“Our response time in North Bryant will decrease with the addition to Springhill Fire Station/Station 3 Fire Department being further north. Both stations are located close to the schools, which will increase our response time to emergency situations on campus. We will also have a presence near the airport with the new Hill Farm location. I believe this is a boost in morale.”
It’s safe to safe that Chief Jordan and his crew are making a positive impact in Bryant.