3/19/2011 – On Saturday afternoon March the 19th the LFD, along with SCEMS and Trooper 2, were dispatched for a MVC with entrapment, on County Seat Highway east of Laurel. Rescue Captain Jim Brittingham responded and arrived on scene and established command of the incident. Command advised incoming units of double entrapment. BLS/ALS crews arrive and began patient assessment. E-4 arrives and crew goes to work stabilizing and putting tools into service. Rescue 81 arrives and their personnel place into service additional tools. Rescue workers free the injured passenger and Laurel EMS transport the patient to PRMC. A short time later the driver is freed and Blades EMS transports her to PRMC as well. The entire extrication took approx 22 minutes from the time the first engine arrived on scene. Command placed the incident under control and units were cleared with fire police remaining on scene waiting on towing company.
Story By: Dwayne Chaffinch
Photos By : Jim Brittingham