The FVFAC ended the month of June by responding to several varied rescue type calls throughout the area. On June 28th at approximately 1512 hours the Jarrettsville VFC and surrounding Volunteer Fire Companies, along with the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association (HCVFEMSA) Technical Rescue Team (TRT) were dispatched for a subject that had fallen at the King and Queen Seat of Rocks State Park. Several FVFAC members, as part of the TRT, responded to this call. As a result of the need for additional manpower to effect this rescue, FVFAC was alerted to re-locate an engine to the Bel Air VFC. Recognizing that many of the rescue capable resources in the county were on the Rock State Park and other simultaneous calls in the county FVFAC Rescue 1351 transferred to BAVFC. Shortly after arriving at the BAVFC, Harford County 911 dispatched a report of a MVC with entrapment at MD 152 and Old Joppa Rd. Rescue 1351 assisted the Joppa-Magnolia VFC and Kingsville VFC on this call. Engine 1312 was dispatched to handle a helicopter landing site for MSP Aviation to transport a patient from the MVC to a regional trauma center and FVFAC Fire Police were on the scene assisting our law enforcement partners with traffic control.
On June 29th, shortly before 1600 hours the FVFAC was dispatched for a rescue call in the 2700 block of Farmview Drive involving a subject that was stuck in a hole he had dug to perform work at the residence. HCVFEMSA Paramedic 13 responded from the FVFAC Upper Crossroads Station and arrived moments later and advised the other responding units (EMS Chief 13-9, Rescue 1351, EMS Utility 1399) that the subject was conscious, appeared uninjured, but was stuck in the hole in an inverted position. Upon arrival of the remaining responding units, the subject was promptly removed, assessed by EMS and refused EMS transport to a hospital. Later on June 29th at approximately 1900 hours FVFAC was alerted for Rescue 1351 to assist the Bel Air VFC at the scene of a MVC with entrapment on the ramp from MD 924 to U.S. 1. First arriving BAVFC and Harford County DES units advised that the units on the scene would handle the call, Rescue 1351 was returned to service.
The majority of our responses are EMS based, and rescue services are often needed to either support the work of our EMS providers or to provide access to their patients. While our members train on various rescue evolution’s no two rescue calls are the same. This is evidenced in the recent 24 hour + period where Rescue 1351 and FVFAC personnel responded to a head on MVC, roll over MVC, below grade rescue, and a high angle rescue.
photo courtesy FVFAC photo courtesy BAVFC
photo of MVC courtesy of JMVFC