Joaquin VFD Report Includes 6 Calls for Week of Oct. 16-22

October 24, 2022 - The week of October 16th through 22nd was host to another 6 calls for the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department. Here’s a summary of the weeks events.

The first page of the week came in the wee hours of Monday morning in regards to a woman having trouble breathing on Private Road 120. The JVFD EMR team responded to provide some urgent medical attention. 

The next call came through around mid-day Wednesday for a grass fire on the side of Highway 84 East. The JVFD responded with a brush truck and a tanker for added water supply. 

Thursday afternoon a page was received for a pickup truck on fire on Lone Cedar Road. Upon arriving on scene, the JVFD found a fully involved truck tucked into the woods just off the dirt road, and proceeded to make an attack on the fire. After putting out the blaze a few members of the department remained on scene until a tow truck could arrive to pick up the vehicle.

Friday evening the Joaquin VFD received a page regarding a two vehicle accident in front of the Quick Stop on Highway 84. Those involved in the accident did not show signs of serious injury but were still checked out by Allegiance EMS. The JVFD provided traffic control while the roadway was cleared.

Saturday had 2 calls, with the first pertaining to smoke in the living room of a house on Highway 84. Members of the Joaquin VFD used a thermal imaging camera to search for sources of heat, but none were found. 

The second call for Saturday was for a gas leak at the Joaquin RV Park on Highway 7 East. The JVFD scoured the premises for the source of the leak but were unable to locate it. The gas was later shut off to prevent it from leaking further until it could be fixed.

With that, this report will come to a close. As always the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department hopes everyone has a great and safe week ahead.