Even in good weather, accidents happen!
 
By Vice President Steven King
January 27, 2017
 

Last Thursday night's duty crew responded to several motor vehicle collisions (MVC) in our first due. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured but our volunteers transported more than one person to a local hospital.

At one MVC, a significant amount of potentially harmful fuels and motor vehicle fluids spilled onto the roadway, requiring seven large bags of dry adsorbent to recover the liquids and prevent environmental contamination. Hazard mitigation is only one of many services our volunteers perform everyday.

While we're always there for you, we would rather see you at any of our public events than at an MVC. Please drive safely!

 
Units: E511, M511, A511
 
Prince William County Police Officer and SJVFD Firefighters work together at all significant motor vehicle collisions.
Prince William County Police Officer and SJVFD Firefighters work together at all significant motor vehicle collisions.
Firefighter/EMTs from E511's crew survey the initial hazard mitigation efforts, after caring for injured people.
Firefighter/EMTs from E511's crew survey the initial hazard mitigation efforts, after caring for injured people.
 
Engine 511's crew works with a private company representative to speed the mitigation of potentially harmful spilled liquids.
Engine 511's crew works with a private company representative to speed the mitigation of potentially harmful spilled liquids.
 
Engine 511's crew speak with Prince William County police officers about clearing disable vehicles to the side of the road, while Ambulance 511's crew evaluates two patients off the roadway.
Engine 511's crew speak with Prince William County police officers about clearing disable vehicles to the side of the road, while Ambulance 511's crew evaluates two patients off the roadway.