April 11, 2022 - The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department responded to one medical call and three fire calls for the week of April 4th through 10th.
Starting on Monday April 4th, the JVFD Emergency Medical Responders were dispatched to a medical call on County Road 3460 to assist Allegiance EMS. The ambulance arrived around the same time as members of the JVFD EMRs and Allegiance was able to take control of the situation.
Wednesday, April 6th the Joaquin VFD received a call about a fire alarm at a residence on Highway 7 East. After arriving at the residence the homeowner notified the department that a grease fire set off the alarm, but had been put out.
Next on Thursday, April 7th DeSoto Fire District 1 briefly called for mutual aid on a brush fire near Nash Road in Logansport. The JVFD was on standby at the DFD1 station until it was determined that the fire had been contained.
Lastly, on Sunday, April 10th the Joaquin VFD responded to another brush fire down FM 139. The fire burned around 2 acres of land into the woods off of a power line corridor. Due to the density of the trees, much of the fire had to be put out with fire flappers or “paddles.” After padding out the perimeter of the fire, the JVFD turned the scene over to the Forestry Service.
This turned out to be a moderately high volume for calls at the JVFD, but thankfully none were severe. With that, the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department hopes everyone has a safe and fire-free week.