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2nd MVC with Entrapment for the day

posted Jun 29, 2012, 8:03 AM by John Guzzo

On Tuesday, June 19th at 22:41 Aetna was alerted to an MVC with entrapment at Polly Drummond Hill and Papermill Roads. Aetna units Rescue 8, Engine 9-5, Chief 9-8, A7, A9, and Fire Police responded.  New Castle County Paramedics and Command Units, the Mill Creek Fire Company, DSP, and Del-Dot also made the response.


Medic 3 arrived on scene first and reported the correct location was Polly Drummond Hill Rd at Sunrise Dr.  The accident involved two vehicles which were approximately 500 feet from each other.  Both vehicles had only one occupant.  Rescue 8 was the first Aetna unit on scene and Assistant Chief 8-8B established command.  Engine 9-5 and Rescue Pumper 2-6 were the next units to arrive.  Rescue 8’s crew began working on the trapped patient and 8-Captain-1 led the crew with the extrication, while Captain 9 supervised that piece of the incident.  The crews from 9-5 and 2-6 also participated in the stabilization and extrication.  9-Captain-1 was sent with a small crew to the second vehicle where he managed that portion of the scene, including patient care while waiting for our second BLS and ALS units. 9-8B assisted with scene management.  Due to an extended field of glass and debris Del-Dot was requested for a street sweeper.  8-8B cleared all fire units by 2338 and fire police stood by until 0014 when the road cleaning was completed.