Joaquin VFD Reports 3 Call, Successful Blood Drive

November 21, 2022 - The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department had a relatively light week from November 13th through 19th with just 3 total calls. Here's a summary of the week's events.

Sunday evening the JVFD was called to block the entrance to the Sand Isle community per the request of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office due to a manhunt in the area. Several law enforcement agencies from Shelby County and DeSoto Parish were present on the scene and were able to locate and apprehend the suspect. 

Both Monday's and Saturday's calls pertained to a lift assist on County Road 3177. JVFD EMRs assisted Allegiance EMS with getting the patient out of the floor and making sure they had the medical help they needed.

In other news, the JVFD hosted a blood drive with Lifeshare Blood Centers on Saturday and collected over 20 units of blood. Just one unit of blood has the potential to help two or more people in need, so Saturday's drive was a resounding success. Thanks to all of those who donated blood and Lifeshare for this great life-saving opportunity. 

With that, this report will come to a close. The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department hopes everyone has a safe week and a happy Thanksgiving.