February was a steady month with 29 calls. Our crews assisted Marshall VFD with a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Perry Highway and Thornhill Road with one person trapped on February 10. We took delivery of a new squad vehicle. The new squad features a utility body in order to carry equipment to make it a versatile support vehicle for responding to motor vehicle crashes and other emergencies. Members trained on driving the vehicle and started outfitting it with equipment. It was placed in service on February 24. Chief Chris Ausefski presented training sessions modern fire tactics that have been developed to account for new construction trends in the built environment such as open-concept floor plans as well as the increased volume of plastics in the contents of homes. These factors contribute to fires that spread at a much faster rate than in fires of the past. As winter hopefully makes a quick exit, crews look forward to getting outside to practice vehicle rescue skills on a couple of junk cars that have been donated for training purposes.