2018-11-08 / Local & State

October Fire, EMS Calls

County companies respond to 210 calls
By Cassidy Pittman

The Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. 55 (NVFC) responded to 21 fire calls and 16 emergency medical service (EMS) calls during October, an average of 1.2 calls a day.

Fire units responded to one passenger vehicle fire, two medical assists, one motor vehicle accident, four hazardous condition calls, nine public service calls, one transfer assignment, one automatic fire alarm, and two special-type incidents.

EMS units responded to one back pain, three breathing problems, one chest pain, one fall victim, one heart problem, one psychiatric problem, three sick persons, two traffic accidents, one unconscious/fainting, and one unknown problem.

The McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. 56 (MVFC) responded to 45 fire calls and 88 EMS calls, an average of 4.3 calls a day.

Fire units responded to six EMS assists, three vehicle fires, one building fire, one brush fire, six auto accidents, eight public service calls, six landing zones, one inside investigation, and 13 traffic control calls. EMS units responded to three abdominal pain problems, one allergic reaction, one altered mental status, one assault, one back pain (non-traumatic), five breathing problems, one cardiac arrest, four non-traumatic chest pains, three falls, one hemorrhage, one medical alarm, one no other appropriate choice, two overdose/poisonings, one psychiatric problem, 11 sick persons, six traffic accidents, 41 transfers, three unconscious/ fainting(s), and one unknown person.

The Hustontown Area Volunteer Fire Co. 57 (HAVFCO) responded to 27 fire calls and 13 EMS calls, an average of 1.3 calls a day.

Fire units responded to one medical assist, two landing zones, three structure fire assists, two tractor-trailer accidents, three false alarms, one tractor- trailer fire, one tree down, three training services, one traffic control, five public service calls, one hay bale fire, one structure fire, and three auto accidents.

EMS units responded to five basic life support ambulance calls and eight advanced life support calls.

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