Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lakeside Fire Provides Support at Crime Scene

Foster: On June 29th the Lakeside Fire District sent a “vehicle rescue” response to Highway 67 at the top of Slaughterhouse Grade. Soon the scene would transition from an accident to a potential crime scene. But a unique aspect of this crime scene was the rough surrounding terrain.

Captain Jerry Daoust and Engineer Steve Schleif staffing the rope system used to lower personnel into the scene.
With a need for access and lighting the crew from Rescue 3 (Lake Jennings Station) supplied operational support, along with Engine 2 (Eucalyptus Hills Station), long into the night.

Crews setup rope systems to assist in lowering crime scene investigators into the area. The grade was such that traditional foot access would have been hazardous. Later fire crews used these systems to assist with the removal of the victims.

Typical terrain at the scene.
Fire crews routinely work with our law enforcement partners in providing support operations so that they can conduct their investigations.

Submitted By: Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District.

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