The Members of the Mottville Fire Company responded to 20 alarms for the month of October. They were 10 emergency medical calls, two motor vehicle accidents, two alarm activations, one standby and five mutual aid calls to assist our neighboring fire departments.
Firefighters logged 58.1 man-hours away from home with an average of nine firefighters per alarm.
Total calls for 2011 as of 10/31 were 238. Response through the same time last year was 210 alarms a difference of plus 28 calls.
Members from Mottville, Skaneateles and Elbridge fire departments participated in a night of joint training using search and rescue techniques at the Mottville fire station. Members utilized props that were set up in an obstacle course type setting. The joint training the departments have been doing has been a valuable part of the training process this year. The department chiefs will continue with this combined training throughout the coming year.
Please keep in mind that it is the time of the year that deer are just not paying any attention to you or your car driving down the road. Over the next month or two is when most car deer collisions happen, so be careful.
Along with the deer season comes shorter days and the change to snow and ice, so be prepared for changes.