Monday, March 1, 2010

Lakeside Assists Barona at Wildcat Canyon Extrication

Barona: On Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 9:41 PM, the Heartland Communications Center dispatched two engine companies, a rescue company, an ALS ambulance, and Battalion Chief to a reported rollover vehicle accident with multiple victims trapped on Wildcat Canyon Rd, north of Willow Rd. As the Lakeside companies made their way towards Wildcat Canyon additional calls came into to Comm. Center indicating that the accident may actually be further north near Barona's jurisdiction. Battalion 1 (Laff) requested that Barona start a response to the updated location. That request brought a truck company, an additional rescue company, an ALS ambulance, and a Battalion Chief (Kremensky) to the scene.

Lakeside and Barona fire crews start cutting operations to access the patient.
Photo By Ron Laff

Battalion 1 and the Barona companies arrived on-scene to find a vehicle on it's roof with a single trapped occupant. Barona initiated rescue operations and patient contact. On the arrival of Rescue 3 they were assigned to start cutting operations to free the occupant. Crews were able to quickly free the victim and assess her injuries. The occupant was transported via Barona M27 to the Palomar Trauma Center in Escondido.

Firefighters stabilize vehicle while another crew continues cutting operations.

CHP is investigating the accident which blocked Wildcat Canyon Road for over an hour.

Submitted By: Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District

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