Wexford VFC volunteers kept busy again with 105 calls in September. Sixty-one (61) incidents involved fire and rescue-related responses and fifty (54) incidents were for quick response emergency medical calls. Notable incidents included a number of motor vehicle crashes, a building fire assist in Marshall Township, and an assist with a large oil spill in Marshall Township. A total of twenty-seven (27) members responded to calls in September. Our average turnout time (dispatch to the first unit on the road) was two minutes and eleven seconds. Our average response time (dispatch to the first unit on the scene) was six minutes and fifty-nine seconds.
Here is a breakdown of our incidents for September by major incident type:
Fire Alarm- 16
Good Intent- 25
Hazardous Condition- 5
Rescue & QRS-51
Members kept busy with training in September. Highlights included a landing zone safety class provided by Allegheny Health Network. This training was part of a series of classes that are necessary to be certified in Pennsylvania’s Voluntary Rescue Service Recognition program. Members will continue taking classes in vehicle rescue, basic water rescue, and other topics over the next two years as part of the recognition program.
We were out in the community with two community events in September. The first was Pine’s Touch-A-Truck event at the Community Center. The second event was the Ramfest event held at Pine Park as part of Pine-Richland’s homecoming week festivities. Crews participated in the parade and stood by during the bonfire after the parade.