Saturday, November 9, 2013

Lakeside Fire Fighters Assist Santee with Vehicle Extrication

Santee, CA -

Firefighters from Lakeside's Riverview (fs1) and River Park (fs2) fire stations assisted Santee Fire with a vehicle rescue on Saturday, November 9, 2013. A single-occupant vehicle sustained major damage after it came off Hwy 67 just south of Riverford Road rolling down the embankment onto Woodside Avenue North.

On arrival, E1 firefighter-paramedic Marc Poynter immediately accessed the single patient through the windshield area and provided care and assessment. E1 engineer Robert Williams deployed a dry chemical extinguisher and preconnected hoseline for fire control. Due to the vehicle position and damage, firefighters from Santee Truck 4 utilized their Holmatro® hydraulic rescue cutters to remove part of the roof allowing extrication of the patient.  Upon extrication, care was transferred to firefighter-paramedics on M2 who packaged the patient and transported to Sharp Memorial Trauma Center.

The area where this accident occurred is a joint response area for the Lakeside and Santee Fire departments. Under a decades-old automatic aid agreement, Lakeside and Santee firefighters work together on a daily basis to provide fire, rescue, and EMS (paramedic) services to our region.

Units attending this incident included: E1, M2 (Lakeside); T4, 4203 (Santee); 4803 (Barona). S.D. Sheriff and CHP also assisted.

The roof was "flapped" to access the patient.

SB Hwy 67 is at the top of the embankment

Post by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District
Photos by: FF-PM Marc Poynter, Lakeside Fire District

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