Your Wexford VFC volunteers kept busy with 77 calls in June. Fifty-two (52) incidents involved fire and rescue-related responses and twenty (25) incidents were for quick response emergency medical calls. Most incidents were relatively minor and included several mulch/brush fires, two car fires, a dumpster fire, several vehicle crashes, and two-person searches. A total of thirty-one (31) members responded to calls in June. Our average turnout time (dispatch to the first unit on the road) was two minutes. Our average response time (dispatch to the first unit on the scene) was six minutes and forty-one seconds.
Here is a breakdown of our incidents for April by major incident type:
Fire Alarm- 11
Good Intent- 17
Hazardous Condition- 5
Rescue & QRS-30
Service Call- 5
Members were active with training in June. We took advantage of a donated vehicle to practice vehicle rescue techniques. The training included stabilizing a vehicle on its side and removing the roof to gain access to patients. Members also continued work on hose line management skills and had an opportunity to demo vehicle rescue tools that will be purchased when our new rescue truck is delivered next year.
We were excited to add a new service for the community- child car seat checks. Three members completed an intensive training class to become certified car seat technicians. As part of their training, we hosted a car seat inspection event at the station. The members worked under the supervision of their instructors to complete car seat checks on actual vehicles. We’re pleased to report that everyone passed. For more information on how to set up a car seat check, click here.