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Emergency Responders work to lift Truck off Car on KY Bridge!


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Extrication from Truck, Car Crash on KY Bridge

 

When a car stopped on the Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Twin Bridges, it was struck by a tractor-trailer and pinned the driver inside the car.

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Franklin Hammond Wrote:

A rescue job from yesterday morning. The single female occupant of the car survived and is expected to make a full recovery.  The Henderson Fire Dept. did everything right and I’m thankful for the training and real world relationship we have with this department.

 

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HFD helped us capture the suspension and rig our trucks. We utilized mine and Lance’s rotators to lift and stabilize the loaded trailer while Steve used his truck to gently winch the casualty away from the suspended trailer. We then assisted HFD with performing a side-out, taking the roof, cutting the steering wheel, and removing the patient.

 

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We must praise HFD for several key decisions which made this extrication successful:
1. We were called to assist as soon as the tones went off.
2. We were given a size-up just before arrival on scene.
3. The scene was completely clear for our wreckers upon arrival.
4. Tools were staged for the extrication.
5. We were immediately met with a “what can we do to help” attitude.

 

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Cross training with many paid and volunteer departments in our area has become a priority and for that, I’m thankful. Everyone on HFD should be very proud of their performance on this job. Thank you for the opportunity.

 

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Excellent Extrication …..professionally carried through...teamwork at its best 

 

One wrong move could have been catastrophic for the patient.

 

John. 

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I like the reference to Emergency Responders as everyone on scene was in this classification the entire time they were on scene working together. Push for more Cross Training Events, cause you never know when it will be utilized.

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