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, we handled a total of 21 calls. We responded to 5 fire calls, including 2 mutual aid calls, a motor vehicle accident, a controlled burn and a fire alarm activation. EMS had 17 calls, including 1 mutual aid call.
At the end of June, our 2022 total year to date call volume is 273 calls.