July 25, 2022 - The week of July 18 through July 24 yielded one call for the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department (JVFD). That’s quite the opposite from last weeks high call volume.
Wednesday, July 20 at 9:07pm the Joaquin VFD was dispatched to a medical emergency on Cummings Street. Members of the EMR (Emergency Medical Response) team arrived to find a male patient that was disoriented and having trouble walking. The EMRs checked the patient's vitals while waiting on Allegiance EMS to arrive to transport the patient.
In other news, three members of the JVFD will be in College Station, Texas over the next few days at the TEEX Municipal Fire School. The Joaquin VFD sends members to this Fire School annually, as it is held, to learn techniques that will help us better serve the community. In addition, certain members of our department have the privilege of educating firefighters from all across Texas as instructors. Training Officer Stephen Ewing will be instructing a class on Internal Structural Firefighting, Assistant Chief Rusty Wilson will be taking a Fire Officer 2 class, and Firefighter Michael Bates will be taking a class on Vehicle Extrication. We wish them good luck and safe travels.
That will conclude the report for the week, so until next time we hope everyone has a great and safe week ahead.