October Wexford VFC Recap
October continued to be an active month for incidents with 76 total responses. 31 of the responses were for medical quick response services and 45 were fire and rescue related responses. Most of the fire incidents were routine but some incidents of note include an exterior deck fire and an assist in the search for an individual involved in an ATV accident.
A total of 35 members responded to calls in October with an average of 12 calls per member. Our average turnout time for October (from dispatch to the first unit on the road) was 2 minutes and 31 seconds. The average response time (from dispatch to the first unit on the scene) in October was 7 minutes and 17 seconds.
Here is a breakdown of incidents by major incident type category:
Fire alarms- 14
Good intent- 17
Hazardous condition- 5
Rescue & EMS- 36
Sevice call- 3
October was an active month for community outreach activities. We hosted a fire safety open house at our main station on October 9. About 35 people came out to tour the station and learn about various fire safety topics.
Crews provided multiple school and station visits for Fire Prevention Month. With the Township of Pine Fire Marshal, preschool-aged children learned basic fire safety information and got to see all of the equipment firefighters wear as part of a program to help reduce fear the children might experience if meeting a firefighter in an emergency situation.
Finally, crews were on hand at Pine Township’s Trunk or Treat event on October 23. Squad 2 was decorated and firefighters passed out candy and Halloween craft activities to participating children. Our members had a great afternoon greeting the kids and seeing all of their awesome costumes.