August call summary

South Media Fire Company’s volunteers responded to 24 calls during the month of August. Those calls consisted of:

  • 11 Motor vehicle accidents
  • 10 Fire alarms
  • 1 Building fire
  • 1 Wires down
  • 1 Carbon monoxide alarm

Thanks to all of our volunteer firefighters.

Drill night – Vehicle Rescue

Drill tonight continued our focus on vehicle rescue training. We simulated an accident with entrapment where we needed to remove the doors in order to safely extricate the victim. We also looked at different techniques for cutting a steering wheel and brake pedals out of the way in order to disentangle a victim.  These are very important skills to know and be proficient at, especially with the stretch of I-476 that SMFC is responsible for covering. Please be safe out there.

July call summary

South Media Fire Company’s volunteers responded to 23 calls during the month of July. Those calls consisted of:

  • 8 Fire alarms
  • 4 Motor vehicle accidents
  • 4 Building fires
  • 3 Wires down
  • 2 Gas leaks
  • 1 Fire investigation
  • 1 Carbon monoxide alarm

We had 21 members respond to at least one call.  Thanks again to all of our volunteer firefighters.

Drill night – Equipment familiarization

Volunteers reviewed the equipment on the new engine at training last night. Each piece of equipment must be maintained and ready for service. Each firefighter must know where and how it is stored, what and how it is used, and how to restore it for service.

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