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Man Lift Rescue

This is another type of outside the box rescue call that could happen anywhere.  Man lifts are often used in tight areas with no room to use an aerial rig.

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Outside the Box

The photos below were posted on North Wildwood Fire Department Facebook page. Quint 2, Squad 3, & Rescue 3 responded to Moreys Surfside Pier for a technical rescue. Crew found a stalled man lift that was leaning to one side and was in jeopardy of falling over. Crews stabilized the machine and assisted with removing the worker from the basket.

This is another type of outside the box rescue call that could happen anywhere.  Man lifts are used in many areas that ladder and tower rigs cannot close enough to be used.  Take a look at the photos and run a few different scenarios thru your mind just in case you ever need them to draw from.

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On Scene: DCFD Extricates Two from SUV

On Sunday, June 19th, units from the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department responded to the intersection of 4th & Franklin NE for a motor vehicle accident, arriving to find two victims trapped in an SUV.

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On Sunday, June 19th, units from the District of Columbia Fire/EMS Department responded to the intersection of 4th & Franklin NE for a motor vehicle accident, arriving to find two victims trapped in an SUV.

Rescue 1 arrived on the scene, stabilized the vehicle and put the tools to work. Engine 12, Truck 15, Battalion Fire Chief 1 and EMS units assisted in a team effort. The roof was removed and both victims in the vehicle were extricated. Three patients were transported to area hospitals.

Photos and Story Courtesy Elliot Goodman

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Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Metro Bus MCI

he accident was classified the crash as a mass casualty incident because of the number of people on the bus per Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) spokesperson Pete Piringer. He said about 15 people were on the bus.

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MCI Metro Bus Extrication

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The accident was classified the crash as a mass casualty incident because of the number of people on the bus per  Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) spokesperson Pete Piringer. He said about 15 people were on the bus. The driver was trapped after the collision and transported to a local hospital in life-threatening condition, according to Metro. He was later upgraded to stable condition. Eleven others were transported to local hospitals with minor nonlife-threatening injuries.

 

You can read more about this incident on the Washington Post. A special thanks to Fire Photographer Trevor James for allowing us to use his photos.

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Helmet Cam Captures San Bernardino County Extrication

The first arriving engine reported one immediate driver trapped in a collision involving a mid sized vehicle and a garbage truck. Crews initiated extrication as well as patient care to the victim trapped inside.

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Story & Video via San Bernardino County Fire

Victorville, Just before 12:35 p.m Wednesday, ‪#‎SBCoFD‬ received reports of a traffic collision in the area Green Tree Blvd and First Avenue. A traffic collision with injuries was dispatched which included one Paramedic Engine and an AMR ambulance.

While enroute additional reports stated victims were possibly trapped. The assignment was modified at that point to include a Paramedic Truck company and a Chief Officer. The first arriving engine reported one immediate driver trapped in a collision involving a mid sized vehicle and a garbage truck. Crews initiated extrication as well as patient care to the victim trapped inside.

The vehicle sustained major front end and drivers side damage. Firefighters used multiple hydraulic powered extrication tools to remove the vehicle from around the patient. It took Firefighters approximately 20 minutes extricate the victim. An air ambulance was requested to transport the patient to a trauma center down the hill. Once the victim was transported to the landing zone at Victor Valley Hospital he was evaluated and stabilized.

County Fire responded with 1 paramedic engine company, 1 paramedic truck, 1 chief officer for a total of 7 personnel. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Source Video: SBCoFD, LoudLabs, VVNG

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time: 12:35 P.M.
Location: Victorville, Green Tree Blvd / 1st Ave

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