November Wexford VFC Recap
We responded to 67 incidents in November. 43 incidents involve fire and rescue-related responses and 24 incidents were for quick response medical calls. Incidents of note include chimney fire and vehicle fire responses in Marshall Township, a basement fire in Adams Township, and a large brush fire in Pine. A total of 33 members responded to calls in November with an average of 5 members per call. Our average turnout time to emergency incidents (dispatch to the first unit on the road) was 2 minutes and 41 seconds. Our average response time to emergency incidents (dispatch to the first unit on the scene) was 8 minutes and 8 seconds.
Here is a breakdown of our incidents for November by major incident type:
Fire Alarm- 9
Good Intent- 18
Hazardous Condition- 6
The Red Cross partnered with us for the second time to host a blood drive at our main station on November 11. We are pleased that so many members of the community were able to donate blood at our facility. On November 20, we assisted the Township of Pine with their annual Holiday Dazzle event. Crews gave Santa a first-class ride in Engine 2 to arrive at the event. We also assisted with parking and provided a fire watch detail during the fireworks show.
Fire and QRS training were active in November. Members continued working on hose line advance skills, as well as ground ladders and tower ladder operation. QRS members had the opportunity to meet with our medical director, Dr. Chadd Nesbit, with the Allegheny Health Network. We reviewed some of our recent QRS calls with Dr. Nesbit and had the opportunity to ask him questions. QRS members also completed a Stop the Bleed training class.