Edgecomb Fire Department November report

Oct. 30 windstorm keeps volunteer fire department busy
Posted:  Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:45am
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The Edgecomb Fire Department responded to 31 calls between Nov. 1 and 29.

On Nov. 1, the department responded to four calls. Firefighters began the first of several days checking for damage caused by the Oct. 30 windstorm and performed welfare checks. On Route 27, EPD performed traffic control while Central Maine Power crews cleared downed wires from roads. On Middle Road and Route 27, EPD performed traffic control while CMP crews cleared downed wires. At the fire station, firefighters manned a warming shelter.

On Nov. 2, the department responded to four calls. On Cross Point Road, firefighters checked a fire alarm and determined there was a faulty battery. Firefighters advised the homeowner to replace the battery. Firefighters checked roads for storm damage and performed welfare checks. On Shore Road, volunteers responded to a carbon monoxide alarm. Firefighters determined generator use caused high carbon monoxide levels. Volunteers ventilated the house until carbon monoxide levels returned to normal. At the fire station, firefighters manned a warming shelter.

On Nov. 3, firefighters checked roads for storm damage and performed welfare checks. At the fire station, firefighters manned a warming shelter. Firefighters responded to a reported bonfire on River Run and discovered participants had a permit for a controlled burn.

On Nov. 4, firefighters checked roads for damage and performed welfare checks.

On Nov. 5, the EFD responded to three calls. On Shore Road, firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm and advised the homeowner to change the battery. No carbon monoxide was detected. Firefighters responded to a second Shore Road call regarding a carbon monoxide alarm. Volunteers checked the alarm and determined high carbon monoxide levels caused by generator use. Firefighters ventilated the home and remained until monitoring zero carbon monoxide level.  EFD gave mutual aid coverage to Wiscasset. Firefighters provided station coverage while Wiscasset firefighters extinguished a structure fire.

On Nov. 6, firefighters checked roads for storm damage and performed welfare checks.

On Nov. 7, firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm on Boothbay Road. Volunteers checked the home with a meter and discovered the gas stove burner was on.

On Nov. 8, the EFD responded to an Eddy Road medical call. First responders attended a patient who fell and responders assisted ambulance personnel with loading the person for transport.

On Nov. 10, firefighters responded to downed wires on Eddy Road. Volunteers removed downed telephone lines from the road. Firefighters placed cones warning of low power lines  and notified CMP.

On Nov. 12, firefighters responded to a motor vehicle rollover at the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Route 27. Volunteers found a car which had rolled over onto its roof and was leaning against a pole guy wire. Firefighters stabilized the vehicle with blocks and extricated the driver from vehicle. The driver was later transported to a hospital by ambulance.

On Nov. 17, the EPD responded to two calls. At the Route 27-Middle Road intersection, volunteers responded to a motor vehicle accident. Firefighters reported property damage only. On Mill Road, firefighters responded to a downed tree with wires on the road. Department officials notified CMP and provided traffic control.

On Nov. 18, volunteers responded to a motor vehicle-deer collision  on Mill Road. The accident resulted in property damage only. Volunteers provided traffic control until the vehicle was towed. Firefighters later found and removed the deer.

On Nov. 20, the EFD responded to a Mill Road fire alarm. Firefighters advised the alarm company to recode the device.

On Nov. 22, firefighters responded to a medical call on Cross Point Road. First responders assisted with loading the patient into an ambulance.

On Nov. 23, the EFD responded to a medical call on Shore Road. First responders took the patient’s vital signs and assisted in loading the patient into an ambulance.

On Nov. 25, the EFD responded to a medical call on Shore Road. First responders took the patient’s vital signs and assisted in loading the patient into an ambulance.

On Nov. 28, firefighters responded to a Shore Road medical emergency. First responders worked with ambulance personnel in transporting the patient to the fire station for LifeFlight transfer to a trauma center. The EFD responded to a chimney fire on Deer Drive. The homeowner removed burning material from a fireplace prior to firefighters’ arrival. Firefighters advised the homeowner to have the chimney professionally cleaned prior to future use.

On Nov. 29, the EPD responded to a medical call on Route 27. First responders reported the patient was dizzy and refused transport to a hospital.