Friday, March 12, 2010

Vehicle Extrication Incident

Incident Date: 3/12/2010
Issuing Officer: Joe Meinecke
Incident Location: 1801 E. 56th St.
Incident Type: Vehicle Extrication

Narrative: At 4:02 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2010, 3 companies of Tacoma Firefighters – 1 Engine (E-15), 1 Ladder, (E-2) 1 Medic Unit (M-5) and Command Staff (B-2) responded to the 1801 E. 56th Street for a one car roll over motor vehicle crash.

First arriving companies found one patient trapped inside a rolled over sports utility vehicle. Crews quickly assembled a stabilization system to protect the patient from injury and used hydraulic tools to cut the top of the car off to safely remove the occupant. Fortunately, the patient was able to walk away from the incident once freed.