Hope everyone is keeping well and enjoying their Summer so far. MICS responded to a call out on our Emergency WhatsApp channel yesterday for a reported “car on fire Halibut Hill” MICS volunteers responded with both Truck #1 and Truck #2
Upon arriving at the location we found that the fire was been fought by a neighbour with a garden hose. Good job Dave Doyle for jumping in and doing what he could to knock back the flames and contain the fire. The engine compartment was still burning as was the area in front of the drivers seat near the firewall.
One attack line was deployed from Truck #1as well as multiple hand tools. The hood of the vehicle was pried open to allow better access to the burning engine compartment. The fire was completely extinguished and the vehicle was towed onto the level roadway and inspected for smouldering and leaking fuel.
Once deemed to be completely out and no evidence of leaking fuel found MICS packed up their gear and left the mop up and monitoring to the owner of the vehicle. Truck #2 returned to the Hall and Truck #1 replenished it’s tank supply of water and also returned to the Hall.
I would like to commend all the volunteers who showed up. I was once again was impressed by the number of people who quickly responded (15-20) Your response times were excellent and greatly appreciated.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind people that is is a very good idea to keep a charged fire extinguisher in your Mudge vehicles and boats.
Here’s to a continued safe and fun Summer
Thank you for your continued support, Scott Flemming & the Board of MICS.