Thursday, April 28, 2011
At about 0925hours Ambulance 56-7, Medic 108, Rescue's 56 and 38, and Engine 58 were dispatched to 1212 W. Township Line Rd for an accident with entrapment, vehicle reportedly overturned. PD arrived shortly before Rescue 56 hit the street and requested the Rescue Companies expedite. Upon arrival the Rescue accomplished simple cribbing with step cribbing and wedges and asked Medical Command (108-9A) how he wanted the patient extricated. It was desided a simple door pop would be enough to get the driver out. While all this was going on Pipeline 58 had arrived and stretched a precautionary handline, while Squad 38 was preparing to help out if needed. The door pop went without any issues and the driver was transported to a local LZ to be flown by Penn Star to HUP Trauma Center. Units on scene were Rescue and Squad 56, Squad 38, Pipeline and Rescue 58, 56-7, 34-7, Medic 108, Medic 108-9 and 9A, HTBF Fire Police, and HTPD.
*Photos courtesy of Career EMT John Serbin*