Wexford VFC volunteers kept busy with 72 calls in June. Forty-two (42) incidents involved fire and rescue-related responses and thirty (30) incidents were for quick response emergency medical calls. While crews provided fire protection for a community charity event, they were dispatched to two first-alarm fires in Ross and Marshall. The Marshall response ended up being a working townhouse fire. Other notable incidents included two separate motor vehicle crashes with entrapment on Perry Highway and on Wallace Road in Pine. A total of thirty-three (33) members responded to calls in June. Our average turnout time (dispatch to the first unit on the road) was two minutes and forty-nine. Our average response time (dispatch to the first unit on the scene) was seven minutes and forty-seven seconds.
Here is a breakdown of our incidents for April by major incident type:
Fire Alarm- 8
Good Intent- 16
Hazardous Condition- 4
Rescue & QRS-37
Members continued to work away at training in July. In addition to our weekly company training sessions, we had multiple members enrolled in classes from the Entry Level Firefighter Training Program to an Aerial Operator certification program. We hosted an Elevator Emergencies class through the Butler County Community College. Members learned about the various types of elevators and various procedures and techniques for gaining access and freeing occupants trapped in an elevator. The Allegheny Health Network provided a class on active shooter preparedness.
July was an active month for community outreach. Activities included a visit to kids at the Pine Summer Recreation program. Members gave a tour of our trucks, answered questions, and gave kids an opportunity to spray water from a fire hose. We were also pleased to be a part of another Pine Community Day. We interacted with participants at our booth, provided truck tours, and did a live fire demonstration to show the effectiveness of fire sprinklers.