Over the week of September 17 through 23, the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department had six calls. Here’s a summary of the week’s events.
Sunday at 12:14 p.m. a call was received for a house fire on County Road 3199. Upon arriving on scene the JVFD found that the fire was confined to just one bedroom and units were able to make a quick stop on it to save the rest of the house.
Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. a page came in for an accident involving 2 tractor-trailers on the Haslam Strip. When the Joaquin VFD arrived they found one of the rigs lying on its passenger side partially in a driveway to a saltwater disposal, with the other rig still in the roadway. The JVFD medical team went to work with Allegiance EMS to check out both of the drivers, while other members of the department provided traffic control. JVFD units were on scene for several hours while law enforcement investigated the crash and the wreckage was cleaned up. Both drivers were transported to separate hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday all had a single medical call each, which included a seizure patient, person with severe back pain, person with chest pains, and a person with swelling in their arm and hand. In each case, the JVFD med team was notified as well as an ambulance service to help each patient. With that, this edition of the report will come to a close. The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department hopes everyone has a great and safe week ahead.