Wexford VFC volunteers handled 90 calls in October. Forty-nine (49) incidents involved fire and rescue-related responses and forty-one (41) incidents were for quick response emergency medical calls. An incident of note included a response to Ross Township for an apartment building fire with multiple occupants in need of rescue. A total of thirty-four (34) members responded to calls in October. Our average turnout time (dispatch to the first unit on the road) was one minute and fifty-nine seconds. Our average response time (dispatch to the first unit on the scene) was seven minutes and fifteen seconds
Here is a breakdown of our incidents for September by major incident type:
Fire Alarm- 11
Good Intent- 19
Hazardous Condition- 4
Rescue & QRS-49
Training in October focused on a basic vehicle rescue class. This training was part of an ongoing series of classes that are necessary to have our organization certified in Pennsylvania’s Voluntary Rescue Service Recognition program. Members will continue taking classes in basic water rescue, and other topics over the next two years as part of the recognition program.
October is typically a busy month for our community outreach efforts, but we were especially active this year. With fire prevention month activities, we made 11 school visits. Our annual kids’ Halloween party and costume contest returned this year with a great turnout. We also made participated in a neighborhood Halloween parade. On top of those activities, we provided a sprinkler room burn demonstration for AHN employees and assisted with fire drills at the AHN Wexford Hospital. Our members also provided three car seat checks.