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Jacksonville Units Respond to Fatal Accident with Entrapment (Rescue Box 47-14)

May 2nd, 2007

Fire department units were dispatched at 1407 hours on Wednesday for reports of a 10-50PI with an unconscious patient on Merrymans Mill Road near Bladon Road in Company 47's first due area. Engine 473, Utility 477, Medic 395, and EMS 7 responded on the initial call. Jacksonville's E473 arrived minutes later to find an SUV that had struck a tree approximately 20 feet off the road and down an embankment. The unconscious driver was found trapped inside. Command was established by the officer on E473. A rescue assignment was requested along with a medevac helicopter and an additional engine. EMS7 arrived minutes later and established the medical group. Crews from 47, 29, and 30 worked approximately thirty minutes to free the patient as medical personnel worked to stabilize him. Engine 391 handled the landing site for Trooper 3 at Station 47. The priority 1 patient was then flown to the trauma center where he was later pronounced dead.

Jacksonville Units: E473, U477

Other Units: EMS7, M395, T297, SQ303, E391, BC11
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