On 22 January 2013, White Ridge Fire-Rescue responded to the first major highway MVA of the year
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"Dispatch, Unit 282"
"282 go for Dispatch"
"281 and 282 are on-scene of an MVA on North Point Highway past mile marker 30. Vehicles are a tanker truck and pickup. Possible haz-mat situation. We need Fire to the scene ASAP"
"Copy 282, toning out Fire-Rescue"
*TONES TONES TONES*
"Attention Stations 1, 2, and 4: Major MVA on North Point Highway past mile marker 30. QRV 1, Rescue 3, Rescue 2, Rescue 2 RAPID, Engine 2, Haz-Mat 1, Car 1, Car 3 respond"
"Dispatch, 282. Driver of the truck is unresponsive and pinned. Request for fire to step it up"
QRV, Rescue 2 RAPID, and Rescue 3 on-scene
RAPID crew going to work.
Engine 2 on-scene and conecting the Jaws of Life to the hydraulic reel inside the pump housing
Engine 2 FF relaying condition of the driver
Rescue 2 on-scene and operating with the crane and two jacks in place
Engine 2 extricating
Pulling out the unresponsive driver
RAPID crew taking care of the pickup driver with minor cuts and bruises
Engine Lt. talking with police to request LifeMed and set up a landing zone
"Dispatch, 282. Requesting LifeMed to the scene. Shutting down North Point Highway for a landing zone"
"Can you guys move out of the way for me here?"
Member of the RAPID crew setting up an LZ
LZ set up
LifeMed coming in
Crew of LifeMed loading the patient for transport to North Lego Medical Center
Panoramic towing the pickup to open up a space for Haz-Mat
Haz-Mat operating at its first incident
Haz-Mat crew checking out the tanker
No hazards were found so the tanker was lowered to the ground
oh wow! now we get to see what firemen go trough! and you put your great equipment to use, excellent james! I m impressed with your protocole, and I m very pleased that other firemen help you keep it even more real! love you guys! now it will get more interresting for the average guy to check fire fighting stuff! and you now have an helico? very sporty, looks great, I loooove this!
nice job james great set up as a firefighter i echo the same as the other 2 always have a charged line out just in case of a fire and its ready for action if needed , but excellent scene and love the lifemed chopper we dont see enough of them in mva"s or rtc"s as we call them over here well done mate
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January 28, 2013
Absolutely Awesome job James! My new HazMat rig is almost done and I should have it up soon
Hey James, you did a very nice setup here. It's great to see your new Hazmat in action. Very well done! But i miss one thing. Where are the preparations for extinguishing a possible fire at the crashed Truck? Hope you understand what i mean :)