Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lakeside Units Assist with Trench Rescue

ALPINE: At 11:11 a.m. on May 23, 2011, firefighters from Alpine, Lakeside, and CalFire responded to report of man injured in a construction trench.

The man was struck by an explosive device used to break rock and rendered unconscious for a period of time. The victim was stabilized in the trench and then carried out using a stokes stretcher and a low-angle safety line. The injured man was then ground transported by AMR paramedics to a landing zone where he was then flown by a Mercy Air helicopter to a local area trauma center.

FD, EMS, Padre Dam and construction personnel all worked seamlessly to effect a quick and safe rescue and transport of the 30 y/o man. Responding units included; ACP E17, Batt. 7, CalFire 3382, LKS R3, LKS E26, AMR M17, MercyAir-6

Story and pictures by Capt. Rick Dalldorf

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