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Washingtonville Fire Department Responds to MVA Down Imbankment

By BRIAN BATES, Correspondent | September 10, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 091120103

On the morning of Thursday, September 10th, the Washingtonville Fire Department responded to a report of an MVA at the infamous "S" turn on Tuthill Road. When they arrived they found a car down the embankment about 25 feet. The occupant was out standing on the shore of the creek with a passerby who stopped to help her.

Two of the members lowered themselves down to the patient and made contact with her. I requested the county's tech rescue team just in case we ran into any problems getting her up to the roadway.

The two members packaged the patient in the stokes while the rest of the crews from 580 and 581 used the 2:1 rope system to haul her up. This is the bag that we normally use for FAST calls.

We were able to bring her up to the roadway using the ropes and a ladder prior to the arrival of the tech rescue team.

Outstanding job by the guys who were there and worked on this.

Thanks again to the crews of Rescue-Engine 580 and Heavy Rescue 581.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.