Tag: Extrication

Feb 27 2016

Pilot Rescued From Airplane At Gettysburg Airport

Airplane 911siteGettysburg Fire Department was dispatched this afternoon to the Gettysburg Airport on Chambersburg Road for an Airplane down. Firefighters arrived to find an occupied airplane 50 feet in the air wedged in trees. The pilot was uninjured, however confined in the airplane high in the trees. Because of the location, no fire apparatus was able to access the location. Several plans to rescue the pilot were put into place, all of which were extremely time consuming. Firefighters were able to free stand a 35′ ladder (church raise) and secure it mid-air using ropes to assess the stability of the plane. Maryland State Police Trooper 3 was called to assess whether they could drop a rescue basket down from above, however high winds prevented that attempt. Gettysburg Firefighters continued working by clearing access lanes into the wooded area to bring more equipment in. From free standing ladders firefighters began clearing limbs around the plane while additional resources responded. Eventually they were able to secure the plane to the trees with ropes, and used two 45′ ground ladders to secure a rope rescue system in place. Rescuers from the Advanced Tactical Rescue Teams roped a body harness into the cab for the pilot, who was able to place it on himself. Once the harness was verified, the pilot was lowered 50 feet to awaiting EMS, over 3.5 hours after the initial call.

*We witnessed an outstanding team effort from Gettysburg Fire Department, Cumberland Township PD, AREMS as well as the many neighboring agencies that responded. This was a call where you ask yourself, how many tools do you have in your toolbox*

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Dec 09 2015

Pin Job In The Valley

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Adams County Company 27, Buchannon Valley handled a crash with entrapment early Wednesday morning in the 6800 block of the Chambersburg Road (US Route 30).  Photos by Curtis Bryan

Oct 29 2015

Entrapment In Adams County

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Early Thursday morning near Fairfield Pennsylvania an auto accident was dispatched for a passenger car into a tree with entrapment. Units arrived to a passenger heavily entrapped. An extrication was performed by Fairfield firefighters and the patient was flown from the scene. Photos Submitted

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Sep 21 2015

Car Under School Bus

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Several fire departments, EMS units and Pennsylvania State Police responded early this morning just before 8am for a vehicle accident where a passenger car went under the rear of school bus. The first chief officer to arrive on scene confirmed heavy entrapment, requested aeromedical to the scene. As the first rescue company arrived, three additional rescue companies were added to the assignment, as well as the Pennsylvania USAR truck. A 58 minute extrication was needed to free the lone occupant. The bus had one student on board who was not injured. The injured occupant of the car was flown to York Hospital where sadly she succumbed to her injuries.

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Apr 04 2015

Serious Crash On Chambersburg Road

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Cashtown and Gettysburg Fire Departments responded to and extricated a confined occupant oft his car Saturday afternoon near Cashtown Pa. Photo Gallery here

Feb 24 2015

Extrication In Gettysburg Pa.

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Gettysburg and Bonneauville firefighters perform a extrication of a occupant involved in a two car vehicle accident on U.S. Route 15 near the U.s Route 30 interchange Tuesday morning . Photo Gallery here