Crash With 2 Trapped
After clearing a crash on the south side of the county. #RescueEngine33 was alerted to respond to the 3000 blk of Branch Ave for a reported crash with 2 trapped. Rescue Engine 33 arrived to find a single vehicle that struck a light pole, resting on its side with two people trapped inside. Rescue Engine 33 quickly went to work stabilizing the vehicle utilizing our Paratech struts. Rescue Engine 33 placed two cutters in service to begin a roof flap. With the vehicle resting partly on its roof the struts were placed on the clean side of the vehicle which caused a challenge when making our cuts for the roof flap. Upon flapping the roof, this allowed full access and extrication of both patients. Estimated extrication time was 14 minutes.