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Extrication

Extrication training night at Station 79

 

The hydraulic rescue tools are ready to go in staging.

The hydraulic rescue tools are ready to go in staging.

Members of the fire company spent drill night working with the hydraulic rescue tools on two donated vehicles. Former chief Doug Tilley instructed the members on the use of hydraulic tools for extricating trapped victims of vehicle crashes. This training is invaluable as it keeps the firefighters ready to perform in an actual emergency.

The drill is discussed by instructor and past chief Doug Tilley.

The drill is discussed by instructor and past chief Doug Tilley.

Lt. 19 Grant Castor works with a team on a roof cut.

Lt. 19 Grant Castor works with a team on a roof cut.

Doug Tilley does a manual fold of the roof.

Doug Tilley does a manual fold of the roof.

Discussing the next procedure.

Discussing the next procedure.

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Zach Williams works to open a rear door.

Zach Williams works to open a rear door.

Doug tilley uses a Halligan bar to create a spot for the hydraulic tool.

Doug Tilley uses a Halligan bar to create a spot for the hydraulic tool.

Jeff Anlauf cuts a door hinge.

Jeff Anlauf cuts a door hinge.

Craig Lager works with the cutters.

Craig Lager works with the cutters.

Doug Tilley shows a more manual way to cut a hole.

Doug Tilley shows a more manual way to cut a hole.

Craig Lager tells Doug Tilley not to worry.

Craig Lager tells Doug Tilley not to worry.

Grant Castor pries a small opening in a door.

Grant Castor pries a small opening in a door.

Joey Grace uses the glass saw on the winshield.

Joey Grace uses the glass saw on the winshield.

Battalion 19 Jim Shepard with the large spreaders.

Battalion 19 Jim Shepard with the large spreaders.

Crash requires extrication and medevac

The fire company was dispatched for Rescue Box 79-29 for a single vehicle crash with entrapment at Edison Furlong and Pebble Hill Roads at 9:45 PM on July 20, 2015. En route to the scene, Bucks County Fire Radio updated the location of the crash to be on Sugarbottom Road near Foy Drive. On arrival Deputy 19 Mike Wood reported a car in the woods with the driver, the sole occupant, trapped. Engine 79 and Rescue 19 arrived and went into service with hydraulic rescue tools and stabilization, as the vehicle was off the road and on the side of a hill. Central Bucks Ambulance was on scene with patient care as the extrication operation began. Warwick Fire Company assisted with the landing zone for the medevac helicopter at Bridge Valley Elementary.

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Firefighters prepare for the extrication.

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Bill Price and Lt. 19 Grant Castor set up a chain to secure the car as the extrication begins.

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Captian 19 Will Fluck and the Rescue 19 crew start the extrication.

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Firefighter Craig Lager outs the hydraulic cutters in service.

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Deputy 125 Scott Henley grabs supplies for the patient.

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Firefighters and medics work together to remove the driver from the car to a backboard.

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Teamwork is key in an extrication, as cooperation between EMS and fire gets the job done and the patient cared for.

 

Accidents Shutdown Roadways During Pancake Breakfast

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Special Service 36. Luckily, no one was badly injured in this accident.

 

If you were at the firehouse on Saturday March 21, 2015 for the pancake breakfast, you would have seen our volunteers running out the door for 2 major traffic accidents during the day. The first call was for a multi-vehicle accident on 611 just north of the Barn Plaza. First responders found a pickup truck with heavy front end damage that collided with a fire truck from Richlandtown Fire Company, along with a couple other vehicles that were involved after the initial accident. Minor injuries were reported and the highway was closed for an extended period of time to remove the vehicles. The 2nd accident involved a single vehicle on northbound 202 bypass, just south of the off ramp at 202 and 313. A single vehicle collided with the center median and guard rails, requiring the first arriving units to remove the passenger door to extricate the driver. Crews were in service for a short period of time to remove the driver of the vehicle. The driver was transported to the hospital for minor injuries. Despite both of the calls, the fire company was able to serve over 1700 breakfasts to the community that came through. Thank you for your support!

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A closer view of accident with SS36 on 611.

 

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Engine 19-1 takes up from the 611 accident. Ladder 79 blocked the highway for rescue crews to work safely.

 

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Rescue 19 in service on 202 Northbound.

 

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Crews from Doylestown work to remove the patient from the vehicle.

 

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Hydraulic Holmatro tools were used to gain access into the vehicle.

 

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Patient has been removed, Central Bucks Ambulance prepares to transport to the hospital.

 

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The rescue ground as seen from Ladder 79 as crews begin to go available.

 

 

Door Pop on South Main Street

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Rescue 19 on scene with Past Chief Ed Truman and Battalion 79 Denny Loux Jr

Doylestown Fire Company was dispatched for a door pop on South Main Street in the area of Clemens Road on 2-24-15 at approximately 10am. Crews found a 4 door wagon with the the door stuck due to an accident. Rescue 19 went in service with hydraulic tools to open up the door. Photos from Bret Morris.

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View of the accident from the front of Rescue 19.

 

Crash on Rt. 202 requires extrication

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Firefighter Dan Hinkle, Battalion 19 Jim Shepard, Firefighters Ed Loux, Jay Fetterolf and Craig Lager prepare to extricate the victim from the vehicle.

The fire company and Central Bucks Ambulance were dispatched for a report of a car versus tanker truck crash on Rt. 202 near Mechanicsville Road on Friday, May 30 at 10:10 AM. Battalion 79, Jim Shepard, arrived on scene and found a tractor-trailer tanker in the middle of Rt. 202 and a passenger vehicle off the road with 1 occupant trapped. Rescue 19 and Engine 79 arrived, with the rescue crew taking the extrication duties and the engine securing hazards on the roadway. After a door removal, the patient, receiving care from Central Bucks Ambulance personnel, was removed, packaged and transported.

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Members of Central Bucks Ambulance provided care to the driver before, during and after the extrication.

Firefighter Dan Hinkle removes the door with a hydraulic spreader.

Firefighter Dan Hinkle removes the door with a hydraulic spreader.

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The door is removed with the hydraulic cutters by firefighter Jay Fetterolf and Battalion Chief Jim Shepard.

Firefighters Craig Lager and Jay Fetterolf secure the hazards.

Firefighters Craig Lager and Jay Fetterolf secure the hazards.

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Members of Central Bucks Ambulance provided care to the driver before, during and after the extrication.

Firefighters Peter Mills and Kevin Stefanski use oil absorbent to keep the leaking fluids from the truck secure.

Firefighters Peter Mills and Kevin Stefanski use oil absorbent to keep the leaking fluids from the truck secure.

 

Firefighters Ed Loux and Bill Price get the Rescue prepared for service.

Firefighters Ed Loux and Bill Price get the Rescue prepared for service.