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 April, we ran a total of 48 calls. We had 11 fire calls, including 6 public service calls for trees and wires down, 2 CO alarms, 1 fire alarm at the school, a mutual aid to Owego for traffic control, and a standby for Halsey Valley Fire Dept. EMS had 37 calls, including 3 mutual aid calls . 2022 year to date - 181 calls.

 

 

 

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