My apologies to everyone who follows the blog regularly, April was a very busy month for me both at work and at home. I thought I’d compile a post with the highlights from the month.
We’ve got a recruit assigned to our platoon and we’ve had a good month for her to get some great experience before she heads back to the Academy. She took on a few of the impaired driver investigations that I had. I also got reports and evidence back from a large on going file that I’ve had for the past few months.
This block we worked the weekend leading up to Valentines day. The weekend before any sort of holiday or event tends to be busy as some people take the opportunity to celebrate on the weekend. I also worked a modified Charlie shift only having a partner for 1 of the 4 shifts.
I had a Reserve Constable (“R/Cst.”) out for the day shift and right out of the gate the shift gets called to a house fire, Delta Fire was already on scene and have a critically injured patient. My assignment was to setup a landing zone for the air ambulance in order to facilitate rapid transport. My reserve was part of the 2012 class and only has a handful of shifts under their belt so it was something new for them. We had a couple units with us to ensure the parking lot is shutdown and safe to land in but the majority of our shift was assisting with traffic control and the initial investigation into the house fire. We took continuity of the patient and once transferred into the helicopter we headed to Vancouver General Hospital.
This block brought the unfortunate conclusion to the Missing persons investigation that I began at the end of September. After a few routine calls we received a call that a boat had located what they believed to be a body in the Fraser river. The Canadian Coast Guard assisted and sent their Hovercraft. We boarded the Hovercraft and set out to recover the body.