Vehicle Rescue
Date: 09.08.2015

Around 4:30 this morning, the tones dropped alerting members of Gladwyne Fire Co. (Sta. 24), Belmont Hills Fire Co. (Sta. 22) and Penn Wynne Fire Co. (Sta. 21) of an accident with entrapment at River and Mill Creek Roads. The location of the incident was quickly changed to Mill Creek and Grays Lane in Haverford adding the Merion Fire Co of Ardmore (Sta. 25). Lower Merion police were out with a single vehicle accident in the creek with one occupant heavily entrapped. The initial size-up was a single occupant in the vehicle with heavy front end damage. The occupant was wedged between the front seat and the dash. Crews from Rescues 21 & 22 assisted by Engines 24 and 25 worked tirelessly to free the occupant in what became a complex rescue. Due to the length of the incident and warm temperatures, a special request for Squad 23 (Bryn Mawr Fire Company) was made for manpower. Once free, the victim was transported to Lankenau Hospital's campus and helicopter pad by Narberth Ambulance where they were flown to Penn Presbyterian's Trauma Center by Pennstar. This incident marks another fine showing of teamwork from LMFD.

Video courtesy of CBS3

Units on Scene: Engine 24, Air 24, Rescue 21, Rescue 22, Engine 25, Squad 23, LMFD Fire Marshals, Narberth Ambulance and Lower Merion Police


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