Category: Runs

14 runs in six days as winter storms start the new year

With two snow storms and then the onslaught of subfreezing temperatures, 2014 has gotten off to a fast start for the crews at FVFD. In the first six days of the new year, we’ve already had 14 runs.

Two fire alarms and three vehicle accidents start the list, and then nine EMS Assist and Public Assistance runs (including eight in the last 24 hours!) have kept the crews and trucks busy.

New Year’s Eve and Day were relatively quiet, with just one run early in the morning for lifting assistance, making for a good start to the year… we like it when our friends and family stay safe on the night full of craziness which is normally New Year’s Eve!

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Accident, Car vs Train, 2500 Block of CR 100W… 10-21-2013

At 11:27 p.m. on Monday, 10-21, Station 30 and Frankton Ambulance were dispatched to the scene of a car vs train accident in the 2500 block of County Road 100W after a Honda CRV struck a stationary train. Rescue 35, Engines 31 and 32, Grass 36 and Car 1 responded, with the first unit responding at 11:29 and on scene at 11:32. Madison County EMA shut down the road, and Station 30 personnel handled scene safety and clean-up while waiting for the towing service to arrive and remove the vehicle. One patient was transported to Community Hospital in Anderson by Frankton Ambulance.

All Station 30 units were back in service by 12:38 a.m. on Tuesday.

Busy Day… EMS Assist, Water Rescue and Vehicle Accident… 7-3-2013

Station 30 crews had a busy day on Wednesday, starting with an EMS Assist run supporting Frankton Ambulance 1. That run was dispatched at 2:18 p.m. and Station 30 units were clear of the scene and back in service at 2:49. Before the crew had even left the station from that run, they were dispatched over to Perkinsville for a possible river rescue.

Rescue 35 was dispatched at 3:22 p.m. to the boat landing in Perkinsville upon a report of a stranded kayaker who had called to say that his kayak was stuck on a tree and he was out of the boat. Arriving on-scene at 3:36, Asst. Chief Josh Hendrick established Perkinsville Command and set out to assess the situation. Lapel Station 70 was… Read the rest

Small Anhydrous Ammonia Leak, 7477 CR 200W… 6-19-2013

A small anhydrous ammonia leak was quickly contained on Wednesday morning, after being discovered by a Frankton FD captain during his drive to work.

Early on the morning of June 19th, FVFD Captain Scott Matson noticed what appeared to be a leaking anhydrous ammonia tank while on his way to work. He stopped to verify the situation, then contacted Madison County Dispatch, who notified Station 30 at 6:31 a.m. Engine 32 arrived at 6:42 a.m., with Tanker 33 arriving shortly afterwards with additional crew. The situation was quickly assessed and Asst. Chief Josh Hendrick was able to secure the leak, which was coming from a partially open valve. The leak was stopped at 6:48 a.m. and all FVFD crews were back in service at 7:07… Read the rest

Accident with Entrapment, SR128 & CR200W… 5-4-2013

At 3 p.m., Station 30 was dispatched to a three-vehicle accident with entrapment, with one vehicle inverted and two people entrapped. Frankton Car 2 arrived and established command and Rescue 35 arrived at 3:12. Mutual aid was requested from Alexandria due to the size of the incident. Two people from the first car were transported to area hospitals, and after on-scene personnel stabilized the inverted car and removed the windshield, the occupants were cleared by Frankton Ambulance to exit the vehicle on their own. They were both subsequently transported to the hospital for check-out. Extrication was complete by 3:20. Station 30 personnel assisted with scene clean-up and returned to service at 3:58.

Scene View

Patient from non-inverted car is removed for transport

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An Evening of Field Fires… 4-3-2013

Friday, Rescue 35 went out on back-to-back runs to check on field fires. The first one, at CR 600W and CR 350N, turned out to be an agricultural burn and the farmer was in the next field and had an eye on things. As Rescue 35 was preparing to leave the first fire, another report came in, this time for a fire at State Road 128 and CR 200W. This also appeared to be an agricultural burn, but as the section nearest the highway could have potentially caused problems with smoke across the road, Station 30 personnel extinguished that portion before returning to service. A bit later, as the wind started to pick up, Station 30 personnel drove back out to double-check and to ensure… Read the rest

Controlled Burn of Field, CR 200N… 4-3/4-2013

Controlled Field Burn

On April 3 & 4, Station 30 personnel performed a controlled burn of several fields in the 4500 block of CR 200N at the request of the property owner. Firefighters started the fires in a controlled manner, taking wind direction into account, and monitored the fire and the surrounding areas for safety during the burn.

There are two large metal sculptures on the property, with one in a small memorial area with benches, boulders and a small angel sculpture. These set the scene for some very interesting photographs.

Memorial Area Tanker 33

The photos here are just a sample. The full gallery is on Facebook, in a public gallery (no Facebook login required in order to view).

Investigation, 3102 W. Cross St. … 3-31-2013

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