2019-01-10 / Local & State

County companies respond to 221 calls

By Cassidy Pittman

Needmore Volunteer Fire Co. 55 (NVFC) responded to 20 fire calls and 40 emergency medical service (EMS) calls during December, an average of 1.9 calls a day.

Fire units responded to seven medical assists, two motor vehicle accidents with injuries, five motor vehicle accidents with no injuries, one electrical wiring/equipment problem, three public service calls, one dispatch that was cancelled en route, and one no incident found on arrival of dispatch address.

EMS units responded to one abdominal pain, one breathing problem, two chest pains, one diabetic problem, three fall victims, one heart problem, one ingestion/ poisoning, two fire standbys, two pregnancy/ childbirths, two psychiatric problems, nine sick persons, one stroke, 12 traffic accidents, and two adult traumas.

The McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. 56 (MVFC) responded to 32 fire calls and 89 EMS calls, an average of 3.9 calls a day.

Fire units responded to two auto alarms, two mutual aids, five auto accidents, five EMS assists, eight landing zones, two building fires, one outside investigation, two fire police calls, and five public services.

EMS units responded to two abdominal pain/problems, four breathing problems, two cardiac arrests/ deaths, two non-traumatic chest pains, one choking, one convulsion/seizure, three diabetic problems, six falls, one medical alarm, one no other appropriate choice, one overdose/poisoning, nine sick persons, two strokes, eight traffic accidents, one traumatic injury, and 45 transfers.

The Hustontown Volunteer Fire Co. 57 (HAVFCO) responded to a total of 33 calls, an average of 1.06 calls a day.

Units responded to 11 basic life support ambulance calls, eight advanced ambulance calls, two medical assists, two landing zones, three structure fire assists, one false alarm, two traffic controls, and four auto accidents.

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