plunges into house with collapse and entrapment!
On Friday, July 6, the above dispatch came over our pagers for an MVA on
Weaversville Rd. It's the kind of call that sends all first
responders' hearts into tachycardia. East Allen Fire and EMS
Stations 46 and Allen Township Fire Station 46 were dispatched
initially. First arriving units confirmed the situation.
Dues to the time of day and the not knowing if anyone was in the home at
the time, Chief 4651 requested additional units from Hanover Fire
Station 15 and Lehigh County Han-Le-Co Fire Station 33. For a
while it was an 'all hands' call. A protective hose line was
stretched, extrication and patient care were initiated, a primary search
of the house was conducted and shoring up of the front wall was begun.
All work proceeded well and extrication of a lone occupant was completed
without further incident. Following removal of the victim, the car
was removed from the dwelling, which allowed a search of the collapse
area immediately adjacent to the vehicle. The lone occupant of the
home turned out to be away at the time of the accident. Fire, EMS
and State Police worked together seamlessly to get a difficult job done
on this hot day. See photos
Command: Chief 4651
Units: Stations 46, 45, 15, 33