For the month of July the EMS Division handled a total 97 calls. We had 82 calls for a 1st due unit, 19 calls for a second due unit, 4 calls for our third due unit, and 0 call for our fourth due unit. The EMS Supervisor responded to 9 calls and the Duty Chief responded to 4. The department wide EMS training for the month was a walk through of The Factory Ministries with the Fire Division. The Factory Ministries is a very busy organization that services the local community and beyond through Child and Youth programs, a food market, and adult advocacy services with a majority of these services being focused around families in poverty. We were able to meet with staff and get a tour of the facility an learn about the services they provide. There were several EMS skills scenarios planned that we may encounter in the building however this portion of the training was cut short due to a full station response on a reported building fire.
For the month of July the Fire Division handled 12 calls for service. We had 9 calls for the Engine Company, 3 for the Truck Company (with 2 weeks of out of service time for maintenance), 4 for the Squad, and 2 for the Special Unit. The Duty Chief responded to 7 calls and the EMS Supervisor to 2. The first department wide fire training for the month was joint training with the EMS division and Fire Station 45 (Kinzer), which walk through/Pre Plan of The Factory Ministries. This walk through provided our members with getting familiar with the building incase a fire or EMS incident were to happen. Staff were shown critical fire and EMS awareness points like locations of the fire alarm system, emergency evacuation plans, and many more things. The second department training night was split with the Fire Officers completing a walk through/Preplan of Farmco with station 45’s officers and the rest of the department reviewing pump operations focused on drafting. The walkthrough/preplan of Farmco provided our officers with getting familiar with the building incase a fire or EMS incident were to happen. The owner showed critical fire and EMS awareness points like locations of the fire suppression systems, emergency evacuation plans, Hazardous Material locations and many more things.
Engine 431 operated on an RV fire assisting station 45 this month. Crews laid a supply line down the lane to supply Engine 452 if needed as well and deployed a backup handline into the RV and worked on fire control and extinguishment.