The Wexford VFC responded to 73 calls in February. 37 calls were fire-based responses and 36 calls were for QRS responses. Notable incidents included four structure fire responses in Cranberry, Marshall, and McCandless. Crews also assisted Marshall with a fatal motor vehicle crash. Our average response time for emergency incidents was 8 minutes and 11 seconds. 31 members responded to incidents in January.
Here is our incident breakdown by major incident category for February:
Fire alarm- 7
Good intent- 18
Hazardous condition- 2
Rescue & QRS- 36
We have been working hard at training early in the year. There have been new members that recently joined our organization, and they have already started taking entry-level fire training classes at the fire academy. Several other members are working to finish their entry-level training, and a few others are working on vehicle rescue and EMS provider training. In-house training included basic skills including forcible entry and hose line management. Members also worked on radio communications, including how to assess a scene upon arrival and provide a radio report as the first arriving unit. This is a critical skill as the first on-scene report helps paint a picture of what is actually going on at the scene and adjust the response accordingly.