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Accident with entrapment in Highland
Thursday, July 17, 2014

At 2153 the Cochranville Fire Company, an ambulance from KVFD, and Medic 94 were dispatched to Route 10 and Friendship Church Road for an accident with entrapment.

Deputy 27 arrived at 2156 advising the accident was acctually going to be at Route 10 and Old Limestone Road, and that it was a single vehicle verses a utility pole with the pole and wires down.  Deputy took the Limestone Command.

Engine 27-1 went enroute at 2157 with a crew of five, followed by the Rescue and Utility.

Command advised E-1 to stabilize the vehicle and prepare to take the roof. 

Engineer J. Null took opertaions.

Command requested the roadway be shut down between Highland Road and Route 41.  This brought traffic 8 to the Highland Road intersection, Utility 27 responded to the Route 41 intersection.

E-1's crew stabilized the vehicle, pulled a protection line, and removed the windshield. 

Operations advised the Rescue to pull in to the rear of E-1 and work with E-1's crew on removing the roof.

Crews worked together to free the patient in 13 minutes from the time of arrival. 

The Rescue was cleared from the scene.  E-1 and the Utility remained on the call awaiting the arrival of PECO until 0329.


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