May was another steady month with 39 incidents which ranged from alarms, to vehicle crashes to utility pole fires. Brush fires fortunately tapered off after a very active brush fire season in April. Vehicle crashes are definitely on an upward trend in this area with increasing traffic volume. Use caution on the roads this summer, especially with higher activity due to school students starting summer vacations. If you encounter emergency services operating on the roads for an vehicle crash or other emergency, we ask that you slow down and use caution when passing through the scene. If a road closure in involved, please be patient and understand that emergency responders are working to clear the incident as fast as they can. If you need directions, you may ask personnel directing traffic for assistance by approaching slowly and motioning to them for assistance.
There were some beautiful Tuesday evenings for training in May. Members worked on the hose line advancement element of engine company operations with a continuing integration of the skills and techniques learned through the Nozzle Forward training program we hosted last year. The Nozzle Forward program is nationally recognized and operated by Seattle Firefighter, Aaron Fields.
We’ve had a few interviews for potential members in May and hope to bring them aboard soon. The Wexford Volunteer Fire Company is a 100% volunteer organization, and we are always seeking new members. If membership interests you, visit our Recruitment page for detailed information of available opportunities and much more.