Recruit Class of 2015 Graduates
Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department recently graduated 16 new volunteer firefighters. The volunteers completed a six-month training class and graduated certified as Firefighter I according to the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA) which regulates volunteer fire departments throughout Texas.
AVFD responds to fire alarm ... no fire but lots of smoke
On Saturday, April 11, 2015 the Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire alarm on Natchez Park Dr. in the Eagle Springs Subdivision of Atascocita. Upon arrival on scene, fire command was established and fire fighters proceeded to investigate. It was determined that the alarm system had been activated by smoke from cooking, no active fire was found.
AVFD implements response plan to deal with potential Ebola patients
Immediately following the announcement last week of a suspected and then confirmed case of an Ebola Virus patient in Dallas, emergency responders from the Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) took proactive steps to ensure the highest possible level of safety for our citizens and responders.
AVFD Deploys LUCAS CPR Device
The Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) has deployed the LUCAS CPR Device on all of the department’s ambulances. The LUCAS Device, made by Physio Control, is designed to provide constant and consistent chest compressions during cardiac arrest. The device allows the paramedics to focus on other critical and life saving interventions, while providing quality CPR.
AMBUS Training Video Released
The AMBUS Training video teaser has been released. AVFD had a significant role in the development and shooting of this video. The State AMBUS Group meeting put about a year of planning, design and filming into making this a reality. As you watch the video you should be able to pick out the AVFD AMBUS, as well as, AVFD staff that participated in the video. The opening scenario in the video is an active shooter incident and we shot that at the BBVA Compass Soccer Stadium with the Houston Fire Department.