Joaquin VFD Has No Emergency Dispatches for the Week; Assists with House Burning

September 5, 2022 - The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department is glad to say that there were no emergencies dispatched for the department over the week of August 28th to September 3rd. However, this does not mean there’s no news to share.

In the morning of Saturday, September 3rd the JVFD took part in a control burn on a house on Connell's Ferry Road. After lighting the house up, members of the department broke into two hose teams to keep the heat from the fire from causing any damage to another property near the site of the burn building. In about 30-40 minutes the small house was mostly on the ground but to be on the safe side, the JVFD stayed on site until it was clear the fire would not spread.

The Joaquin VFD routinely does control burns on homes and buildings in the area, per request of the owners, both as training exercises and just as a service to the community. These kind of control burns help to improve skills and tactics that may have real application on potential house fires in the future. 

This concludes this weeks report. As always we hope everyone has a great and safe week.