Monday, June 11, 2012

Chief Bowers Presents Unit Citation

Last week, Fire Chief Bowers presented personnel from Fire Station 34-A Shift with a unit citation for operations performed at a complicated crash scene.    

Fire Units were dispatched for a report of a car that veered off the road. A car traveling North on 270 went off the road and came to rest on its side in the drainage ditch between the on and off ramps for RTE 118. Upon arrival of units a single car was found on its side with two seriously injured patients trapped in the car.

The car was stabilized and occupants were removed from the vehicle.  Fire and Rescue personnel then had to perform a difficult slope evacuation to get both occupants back up to the hard top where they were loaded into waiting ambulances and transported to a local hospital.

Great job by all!

Fire Chief Bowers presenting a Unit Citation to FS34-A Shift for operations at a complicated crash scene
Photo by Captain Mike Baltrotsky 

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