Extrication and Life Flight needed for Intervale Road accident

|Press Release, New Gloucester Fire & Rescue|

Prepared by: Captain Hale Fitzgerald
Number of Alarms: Still
Incident Commander: Chief Jon Kiernan
Incident Number: 21-NG0114
Incident Date and Time: March 15, 2021 at 0356

Incident Location: 557 Intervale Road

Number of NGFR Apparatus in Response: 2

Number of NGFR Personnel on Scene: 7
First NGFR unit on scene: Engine 2

General Incident Description: New Gloucester Fire Rescue was dispatched to the area of 557 Intervale Road for a reported single vehicle accident. Companies arrived on scene to find a box truck with heavy front in damage and heavy entrapment. The patient reportedly had been trapped on scene for multiple hours prior to the 911 call being placed. A call was made for Gray R47 for additional manpower and Life Flight to the scene due to extended extrication operations.

Companies worked for 35 minutes to complete the extrication. Life Flight landed at the ball fields on Intervale Road near the scene. The patient was transported a short distance and care was transferred to Life Flight, who transported to patient to CMMC. Companies were back in service at 0533.

Mutual Aid to the Scene: Life Flight, Gray R47

Mutual Aid to the Station: None

Vehicles Involved: 1

Entrapment: Yes

Hazardous Materials Released: None

Injuries: Single occupant of vehicle transported by Life Flight to CMMC, No injuries to fire personnel

Factors: Extended Cold Weather Exposure, Heavy Entrapment