May 2021 Wexford VFC Recap
We finished May with 42 calls. There were four fire-related responses included an assist in Adams Township with a garage fire, a vehicle fire in Marshall, and a couple of small mulch fires. Crews responded to two motor vehicle crashes with injuries. One involved a vehicle that hit a commercial building. The other incident involved a vehicle rolled over on its side. Crews stabilized the vehicle and extricated one patient through the vehicle’s sunroof. Most other incidents involved alarm activations and various responses inside and outside Pine that were canceled before our units arrived on the scene.
Here is a breakdown of incident totals by major incident type category:
False Alarm & False Call- 12
Good Intent Call- 11
Hazardous Condition- 7
Service Call- 4
With COVID restrictions starting to be lifted, we have been able to engage in more community events. Members had an active day on May 15 with two such events. We participated in at Touch a Truck event at the Perry Highway Lutheran Church in the morning. Later that afternoon, it was off to the Goldfish Swim School for their annual swim safety day event. Members took a couple of our trucks and interacted with the guests at the event.
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Much of our training in May involved an Emergency Vehicle Driver’s Training class and Hazardous Materials Refresher through the PA State Fire Academy’s local level training program. These classes are in preparation for an Emergency Medical Responder class through CCAC and the PA Dept of Health that approximately 19 members will be taking this summer. Stay tuned for exciting news in relation to the EMR class!
We also trained on rescue techniques for firefighters that are injured and need to be removed from a building.