Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lakeside Firefighters Rescue Injured Horseback Rider

El Monte Valley -

Firefighters from Lakeside's Lake Jennings fire station (fs3) were dispatched to a fall from a horse on Saturday, April 23, 2011. As is often the case with these types of responses, the injured rider was in a relatively inaccessible area. The crews from Engine and Medic 3 had to hike to the scene with the necessary medical equipment;  Battalion 1 (Kirkpatrick) eventually made access to the area in his four-wheel drive vehicle. Firefighter/paramedics provided advanced life support care for the injured rider and the patient was transported via the Battalion 1 vehicle to rendezvous with the paramedic ambulance near El Monte road. The rider was transported to a local hospital for further treatment. Lakeside fire chief Andy Parr also assisted on this incident

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The diverse geography of our service area frequently presents Lakeside Firefighters with interesting and challenging calls like this one.

The incident scene was quite a way from the roadway.

Firefighter-paramedic Bing Tom (crouching) directs the care of the patient.

Photos and story by:  Captain Scott Culkin and Acting Battalion Chief Jim Kirkpatrick, Lakeside Fire District

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