Vehicle Fire with Entrapment, Requires Extrication.
By SEAN PARKER, Correspondent | June 02, 2021 | FLORIDA
Story No. 060721105
E62 & E61 perform a complete side removal with a dash lift and push to free the patient.
At approximately 10pm on June 2nd, Leesburg Engine 62 was dispatched to a vehicle fire. Engine 62 arrived on scene to find a single vehicle with an engine compartment fire and the driver still entrapped. Leesburg Police Department attempted to extinguish the fire with ABC extinguishers without success. Engine 62 immediately stretched a line and started extinguishing the fire. Simultaneously, Engine 62 driver attempted to rescue the patient out of the vehicle without success.
Following extinguishment, extrication begin to rescue the patient out of the vehicle. Engine 62 and Leesburg Engine 61 preformed a complete side removal with a dash lift and roll to free the patient. The patient was air lifted to a local trauma center and deemed in “critical” condition.
Other units on scene Leesburg Battalion60 (command), Rescue 56 (Transport) and Engine 56 (Landing zone)
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