Did you know that the fire department in Millet is manned entirely by volunteers? Did you know that they are, “on-call,” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year? And did you know that they are as qualified as you will find in any community, to protect your community?
On Saturday, August 23rd, MFD hosted a Vehicle Extrication demonstration to showcase their tools, their trucks, and their firefighters’ capabilities. It’s clear that the volunteers of MFD take their roles very seriously, and that the word “training” is important amongst their ranks. In a mere 25 minutes, a late-model car had its glass safely destroyed, driver’s door removed, and roof “flapped” to allow access to precisely remove a suspected spinal injury patient. With a play-by-play announced by one of MFD’s own Firefighters, it was clear that MFD’s firefighters are more than capable of handling even the most complex MVC scenario. They have attended accidents where patients are trapped, upside down, suspended by a seat belt. They have performed patient extrications on vehicles lying on their sides.
While the announcer mentioned the “simplicity” of staged scene that unfolded for the crowd (the car was on its wheels, with little to no structural damage), the people who stopped to watch the demonstration were given a great opportunity to see the size of the tools, the strength and teamwork of the Firefighters, and the care that these volunteers placed upon the patient.
Millet Fire Department responds to more than 100 calls annually, covering a vast territory that includes more than 20 miles of the QE II Highway and Highway 2A. With a fleet of modern Fire Services trucks, the department is known for its professionalism, dedication, and extensive training. If you have questions about the department, would like a fire-hall tour, or have photos to submit, please contact the department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, Millet Fire Department is more than happy to take your donation of vehicles to ensure they are able to continue staging practice scenarios that keep their extrication skills keen!