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Crazy Auto ex today...

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by BroBrandonB, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. BroBrandonB

    BroBrandonB In God We Trust

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    Tones went off tonite when I was visiting my parents. It was a auto accident right near my church, and the first on scene were already calling for Med-evac. We never call for helo's. I actually got to the firehouse in time to get on the Rescue which was the second out truck - first from that station.
    We rode hot to the call and upon arrival found a little honda civic all smashed up around a bend. The female driver who was out cold looked like she was 10 years old! Must have been 16 or 17. We cut her out and backboarded her with the EMTs. They put her in the bus untill the medevac arrived. We cleared a horse pasture next to the road for a L.Z. and put out flares.
    I helped carry the backboard over the fense and to the chopper shortly thereafter. Don't know what the patients status is now, but I know they brought her straight to the city.
    Here is what is crazy:
    1.) My Bishop's family lives right near there and I've been telling his kid to SLOW DOWN, going to the call I was deathly afraid I was going to be cutting out someone I know.
    2.) There was a baby seat in the back. Call could've been ALOT worse than it was had a baby been in the accident, too.
    3.) When the car went off the road, it got airborn so much that it cleared a trash can without knocking it over, nicked a telephone pole dammaging wires, and then landed in the bushes / trees. It left the road for a long time!
    Just thought I'd share. Interesting call. 45 min. later, when I got to the station my wife had left work on foot and met me. I was supposed to pick her up about when the tones went out!
     
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    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    Flares to mark the LZ?!?!? That is a no-no here.....



    Scott


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    BroBrandonB In God We Trust

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    Really? Why so? Do you guys cover a dry area? Flares to mark the LZ is S.O.P. for us. We don't have to do it all that often, and our area gets pleanty of rain, so we don't worry about any kind of fire starting...
     
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    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    Mainly because they can blow anywhere.....


    Scott


    P.S. Was the wife ticked you didn't pick her up?!?!?
     
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    BroBrandonB In God We Trust

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    Naw, the wife is very understanding. I called her while I was responding in my POV and left a voicemail telling her I was delayed by a call. She spent the time to shower and then walked from the opposite end of town to the station and arrived around the same time we returned. It worked out.
     
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    We have small flashing strobes to put out for Lifestar if necessary. I would think flares would work fine, you can just stick them into the ground. I would be concerned with burn time, though. Lifestar claims their response time to our town is 18 minutes or less, but in reality they have never been quicker then 30 minutes. The flares might start burning out just as they show up.
     
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    we tell the flight crew of any hazards in the area and let them take care of the landing.

    btw....how does one "roll hot"? don't your engines have a/c?;)
     
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    BroBrandonB In God We Trust

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    "roll hot": our inter-department slang for going lights and sirens. Hardy - har-har-har. Our A/C stinks in some of the trucks.;)

    Update: found out that the driver was 30 years old, not 16 or 17 as I suspected. She looked very young, but I guess was just a small girl. Don't know if she made it or not.
     
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    Lucky man. She got a sister ;)

    Stay safe.

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    BroBrandonB In God We Trust

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    Hehe, yep! The sister is married with two kids! The darndest thing is that they both look VERY much alike. Sometimes when they are together they will share clothes, and wear simmilar outfits. Needless to say, on more than one occation I have snuck up behind (unknowingly) my sister-in-law thinking she was my wife. It is also a family story that my wife's sister's husband, "Mike" has kissed my wife good-night by accident when the girls were both living at home and fell asleep in eachothers beds one night. :supergrin:

    I am a lucky man!
     
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    Fireman1291 Firefighter/EMT

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    Our Helos have a ETA of 8-12min and we have 8 different locations in the area that they fly from. We also use small but bright strobes with foldable weights built-in. Much safer and more effecient to use.

    Some pics for your enjoyment....:)

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    did the 1st one hit a building in '99?

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    Fireman1291 Firefighter/EMT

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    I dont believe that one did, However one of thier birds did go down. i dont believe it hit a building but rather had mechanical faliure and crashed.....
     
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    BroBrandonB In God We Trust

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    hmm, dont remember that one, but we did have one go down awhile ago and everyone on board died. very sad.
     
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    Medevacs don't crash. They have unplanned vertical position changes.....


    Scott

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    Just search for the registration number. Look for ntsb in the URL.

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