Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lakeside Firefighters Assist Alpine on Double Stabbing Incident

Alpine - On Saturday night, November 6, 2010,  firefighters from Lakeside's Lake Jennings fire station (fs3) responded to assist Alpine Fire with an incident that resulted in two patients with life-threatening stab wounds. The Engine 17 crew from Alpine's Tavern Road fire station (fs17) was attending a badly-injured patient in the area of Alpine Blvd. and Rock Terrace when a second patient was discovered at another nearby location. Lakeside's Engine 3 crew responded to assist with the second patient who was also critically injured. The two victims were transported by air (Mercy Air 6) and ground (M6391) ambulances to area trauma centers.

This incident demonstrates the excellent interagency cooperation that the citizens in east county can rely on. Agencies assisting at this incident included: Alpine, Lakeside and Sycuan fire departments. AMR ambulance, CHP, and San Diego Sheriff's Office deputies.

Submitted by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District

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