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 November, we received a total of 18 calls for assistance. We responded to 8 fire calls: Four were mutual aid calls. We had a smoke conditon at the Dandy, a barn fire at Tioga Downs, a residential fire alarm and a car fire, both cancelled by officers on scene.We had a public service call for a tree and wires down in the roadway, a residential smoke alarm for burnt food, a structure fire in a pig barn, and a one car rollover. EMS had 12 calls. Our YTD call volume is 243.