Rescue Services

MVA Extrication

One of the most common firematics call is the motor vehicle accident, or MVA.

These can range from relatively benign fender-benders in which fire coverage is required for traffic control only, to severe entrapments of vehicle occupants.

 

Entrapment at an MVA requires the use of the extrication equipment located on our Rescue Truck - 1151, including the jaws-of-life (hydraulic spreader and cutters), powered saws, airbags, and cribbing/stabilization equipment. As with nearly any call that the fire department is dispatched for, fire police will be needed for traffic control, and as such will be on scene.

In September, the Fire Department and Squad responded to a total of 27 calls. The squad responded to all calls, including nine mutual aids. The Fire Department responded to four calls, including one structure fire, one landing zone for a medivac, one alarm at the school, and one lifting assistance to the squad. The department has run a total of 221 calls for 2019.

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