July 18, 2022 - The week of July 11th through 17th was a busy one for the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department with 8 separate outings. Here’s a breakdown of all that transpired.
Beginning with Monday, July 11th, there were two medical calls within minutes of each other. The first was on Carroll Street and the second on County Road 3605. Both patients required transportation by ambulance.
On Wednesday, July 13th the JVFD EMR team would be dispatched to the Cool Breeze Trailer Park for a sick patient. The patient also requested to be taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
After the severe thunderstorms Wednesday evening, the Joaquin VFD provided traffic control to TxDOT crews that were removing fallen trees from roadways across the community.
Thursday, July 14th saw two calls consisting of a unresponsive patient on West Saddle Street and traffic control for a vehicle on the side the road near the baseball field on Highway 7 East.
On Saturday, July 16th, the JVFD EMRs would return to the Cool Breeze Trailer Park for the same patient as earlier in the week, this time unresponsive.
The final call for the week came in at 9:31pm on Saturday for a two-vehicle accident on Highway 84 in front of the Dollar General. The driver of a sedan rear-ended a pickup truck before coming in contact with a high line pole. The driver of the pickup truck was able to pull to the side of the road a short distance away. Everyone involved in the accident was checked out by EMRs and paramedics alike before being transported by ambulance to nearby hospitals. Allegiance EMS and DeSoto EMS provided transport.
On any medical call, the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department takes special precautions by wearing proper personal protective equipment before interacting with patients. This concludes the report for the week, until next time we hope everyone has a great week.