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 July, the Fire Department and Squad responded to a total of 28 calls. The squad responded to all calls, including five ALS assists and four mutual aids. The Fire Department responded to five calls, including one Barn fire, one Mutual aid for traffic control, one public service call for wires and tree down, one alarm at the school, and one stand-by for possible mutual aid to a neighboring department for a car fire. The department has run a total of 164 calls for 2019.

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