In June the fire department was offered the opportunity to purchase a tanker truck at a very reasonable price. It would be used to provide a water source to fight fires on NPS land, where no water hydrants exist. It would have also serviced parts of the village that are not covered by fire hydrants.
The Ocracoke Fire Protection Association approved this purchase at the June meeting. A committee of four OVFD members was selected to travel to Fork, NC to evaluate the truck. After the evaluation, they decided that the truck was not in the condition to be of service to Ocracoke.
Under this year’s NC Volunteer Fire Department grant, the department purchased additional equipment to enable us to better draft water from canals and other water sources.
“Thank You” to all that made July 4th a safe and fun day. No illegal fireworks/fires, but a lot of good activities for everyone to enjoy.
CPR/AED training was held on July 12th at the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department. The training covered CPR/AED for three levels: Adult, Adolescent, and Infant. One person CPR and two person CPR was included in this training. 10 firefighters took part in the training and are now ready to provide these services to all. Five people from outside the department also attended this training.
There were 12 calls for June: 9 Medical Responders, 2 Airport Medivacs, 1 FireFor more information about OVFD, please check out their website here.