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 February 2021, the Fire Department and Squad responded to a total of 31 calls. The squad responded to all calls, including 1 ALS assist and 8 mutual aid calls. The Fire Department responded to 7 calls, 3 MVAs, 2 Mutual aid structure fires, and 1 public service for a smell of gas.
Year-to-date call volume is 65