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Video: Man Takes Selfie While Being Extricated After Car Hits Pole

After blacking out behind the wheel and hitting a pole, a British Columbia man filmed a “selfie” of his own extrication.

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Andrew MacDonald from Victoria, British Columbia had an accident. According to his YouTube post, he blacked out behind the wheel in the early morning hours of January 11th, and drove straight into a pole that struck his driver’s side door at about 60km/hour. He broke his right arm, his left femur, both knee caps and both ankles.

And, he rolled his cell cam as firefighters extricated him.

More Details: Statter911 & Q13Fox.com

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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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