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 November, the Fire Departmentand squad responded to a total of 30 calls. The fire department responded to 5 calls, including: 3 False Alarms, 1 Mutual Aid Structure Fire, and 1 vehicle fire. The Squad responded to 29 total calls, including 11 mutual aids, and 1 ALS assist.  Total calls for the year (2018) are 317.

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