Driver Rescued From Overturned Truck
RS741B stabilized the vehicle using wood cribbing, mechanical struts, and a tieback system. The crew then worked to extricate the patient by popping the passenger door with the hydraulic spreaders– the “Jaws of Life.” Using a combination of two hydraulic cutters, and two metal-cutting reciprocating saws, the crew cut the necessary posts and sunroof to open the vehicle enough to safely remove the patient.
Meanwhile, the EMTs from A741C worked with the paramedic from PE720 to assess the patient. Once the extrication was complete, the patient was secured to a spinal immobilization backboard and transported to a local Trauma Center via A741C. The extrication was complete in approximately 15 minutes due to seamless teamwork between BCCRS firefighters and EMTs, and MCFRS career firefighters.