September Wexford VFC Recap
We responded to 39 incidents in September. It was an active month for our members but fortunately, there were no significant incidents involving a major fire loss. Most incidents involved alarms or motor vehicle crashes.
Members continued training hard to ensure they’re ready to protect the community. Of note, we were due for First Aid/CPR/AED recertification. The first group of twelve members completed the class held by trainers from the McCandless Franklin Park Ambulance Authority. The class included the use of the latest CPR training aids. The CPR mannequins provide an indication of correct compression depth and rate to the student as they practice. As a fun element, the class concluded with a friendly competition CPR race to see who could get their “ambulance” to the finish line on a special App on an Ipad used by the trainer. The program provided feedback to the students to show the percentage of effective compressions they made during the race.
We are pleased to report that recruitment has been going extremely well for us in 2020. Even COVID-19 affecting our ability to get out in the community, we have accepted 12 new members in 2020 with four members accepted in September. We are always looking to accept new members and encourage anyone with interest to contact us. To learn more, visit our recruitment page.
We’re sad to report that our annual kids’ Halloween Party and Costume Contest at the station has been canceled this year due to COVID-19. However, look for some of our trucks to be out patrolling the neighborhoods Halloween night during the first hour of Trick or Treat. Also, we’ve been invited to participate in Pine Township’s Halloween Party in the Park on October 24 from 1-4. We understand that they are planning some type of Trunk or Treat activity in the Community Center Parking lot. Check out the Pine Community Center website for more information as it becomes available.