December was the busiest month of the year for the Wexford VFC with 128 calls. 80 calls were fire-based responses and 48 calls were for QRS responses. Notable incidents included multiple mutual aid structure fire responses, including three on Christmas Eve. Our members also handled multiple incidents related to the winter storm that passed through the area the weekend of Christmas. Our average response time for emergency incidents was 7 minutes and 28 seconds. 34 members responded to incidents in December.
Here is our incident breakdown by major incident category for December:
Fire alarm- 32
Hazardous Condition- 4
Rescue & QRS- 55
Service call- 6
We were pleased to provide the annual “Santa Express” event in early December. This tradition goes back over 30 years. In its humble beginnings, one truck carried Santa around to Pine’s neighborhoods. As the Township of Pine has grown, we’ve had to add some Santa helpers. It now takes four different routes to complete the Township in a reasonable time. We appreciate the community’s enthusiasm for this event. Our members look forward to helping spread some holiday cheer and goodwill around the community.
Events like the Santa Express take a lot of coordination. Did you know that the Wexford VFC has an administrative membership option? If you don’t have an interest in responding to fires and emergencies, maybe you could help plan and deliver our various community outreach events and activities. Check out our recruitment page to learn more and contact us soon.