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APRIL 2024 RECAP


228 members operating at a 1A residential fire in the district.

INCIDENTS

The Wexford VFC responded to 116 calls in April: 69 fire-based responses and 47 QRS responses. One incident of note was a residential structure fire in Pine, during which the Engine Company arrived within 6 minutes then secured its own hydrant, deployed two handlines, and knocked down the fire within another 5 minutes, allowing for minimal extension into the structure. Our average response time for emergency incidents was 5 minutes and 21 seconds, and a total of 29 members responded to incidents this month.


Here is our incident breakdown by major incident category for April:
  • Fire Alarm – 12

  • Fire – 2

  • Good Intent – 29

  • Hazardous Condition (no fire) – 12

  • Overpressure Rupture, Explosion, Overheat - 1

  • Rescue / QRS – 52

  • Service Call – 7

  • Severe Weather - 1


TOTAL – 116


TRAINING

Crews focused on the basics of Engine Company operations in April. Members drilled on deploying and advancing a two-man handline in Station 1's training tower for two weeks, which culminated in a live fire training burn at BC3.



Members also had a rare opportunity to utilize AHN Wexford Hospital to train on aircraft emergencies on the helipad. Engine Company mapped several alternative pathways to access the roof and deploy our 300' 2.5" high-rise packs, while Truck Company set up the aerial device.



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