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 October, the fire department and squad responded to 30 calls, including EMS calls of 7 mutual aids, 2 ALS assists, and 3 standbys for the local school football team, and 2 fire calls: 1 carbon monoxide alarm activation and 1 standby for possible mutual aid. Total calls for this year (2017) are 295.