July Wexford VFC Recap
It was an active month for the Wexford VFC with 41 total calls. Two calls involved structural fire responses in surrounding communities. On July 3, our units assisted the Adams Area Fire District with a residential structure fire in Mars Borough. Additionally, on July 18, our tanker truck responded to a large industrial building fire in Ambridge. Incredibly, the fire involved most fire companies in Beaver County. We also provided crews to stand by at Economy Volunteer Fire Company while their crews worked the fire in Ambridge.
Even in the middle of a pandemic, it is vitally important that our members maintain their skills. Our weekly training drill program continued through Tuesday evenings in July. Members worked on primary search techniques for locating victims in a building on fire. They also worked on rope rescue procedures for situations where someone is injured over a steep hill. Click here if you’re interested in learning about our training requirements.
Events & Activities
Due to concerns with COVID-19, we held a picnic at Pine Park in place of our annual banquet that is held in the fall each year. Members and their families enjoyed lunch and dinner at the park and played various games like cornhole. Additionally, members were recognized for years of service milestones. We thank the following members for their dedicated service to the Wexford Volunteer Fire Company and community:
Jim Sumerfield, Sr.
Life Membership (20 years of service)