The Wexford VFC responded to 94 calls in June. 39 calls were fire-based responses and 55 calls were for QRS responses. June was a relatively calm month with no significant fire incidents. Of the two incidents involving fire, one incident involved a smoke condition in a garage that turned out to be a smoldering garbage can with no fire damage to the structure. The other incident involved a small mulch fire. Our average response time for emergency incidents was 6 minutes and 6 seconds. 30 members responded to incidents in June.
Here is our incident breakdown by major incident category for June:
Fire alarm- 7
Good intent- 24
Hazardous Condition (no fire)-3
Rescue & QRS- 52
A group of members traveled to the State Fire Academy in Lewistown, PA to take the Structure 1 class. The four-day class involves a review of fire ground skills that culminates in two days of burn scenarios in a burn building designed as a residential structure. Structure 1 is part of a four-class series that progresses from fire ground skills and tactics to command-level training scenarios. The class is also part of the prerequisites to become a local-level fire instructor in Pennsylvania. Chief Ausefski, Lieutenants Nicklas and Hudak, and Firefighters Kim and Laine attended the class.