October 31, 2022 - The last full week of October came to a close with 4 total calls for the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department. Here’s a summary of the weeks events.
The first call of the week came in on Sunday afternoon for a male who had fallen and was unable to get up on County Road 3620. The man stated to the responding EMR team that he could not feel anything below his neck. Allegiance EMS arrived shortly thereafter and decided that the man should be transported by way of helicopter to a nearby hospital. The JVFD set up a landing zone at the baseball field for the incoming LifeAir helicopter.
The next page was received Tuesday night for a fire on the side of Highway 7 East. Upon arrival the JVFD found a small campfire in the back yard of a property and made contact with a person sitting by the fire to inform them of the current burn ban.
Wednesday night the JVFD would briefly be called to the Joaquin High School football field for an injured player. After a few minutes the page was recalled due to the player being transported to the emergency room in a personal vehicle.
The final call for the week came in Saturday evening for an elderly female with chest pains on County Road 3635. The EMR team responded to check the patient’s vital signs while Allegiance EMS was en route. The patient was later transported by ambulance to a nearby emergency room.
With that, this report will come to a close. The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department hopes everyone has a great and safe week, and a Happy Halloween.