Incident Detail: 2010 Call No. 32

Call No.  32
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 Accident with vehicle in a pool 
 600 Parkview Lane 

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April 15, 2010

Engine 22 and Rescue 23 and EMS dispatched to 600 Parkview Lane in Lykens Borough for a report of a vehicle accident, van dangling over a swimming pool. Chief 22 and 22-1 responded POV to the scene. Engine 22 responded with 4, and Truck 22 was requested to respond driver only by command for cribbing. The Engine arrived on scene to find a mini-van with two occupants that had gone backwards through a fence, down an embankment and was dangling partly over the edge of an in-ground swimming pool. The Engine set up on the Market Street side of the incident, and Rescue 23 came in from the rear of the property and set up on Laurel Lane. The crews from both companies set up to secure the van by using chains and strapping secured to the Rescue, while EMS evaluated the patients. Neither one was injured, but were unable to exit the vehicle. After the vehicle was stabilized, the front seat passenger was removed and the crew went to work to attempt extrication of the driver, who was extremely obese. Command requested Chief 21-2 to the scene with his wreckers, and he responded with two and arrived on scene after the victims were removed from the van. Using two wreckers, he winched out the van and removed it. PSP had two units on scene, and Company 23 fire police secured the scene for traffic control. After the vehicle was removed the Rescue was placed available. The 22 crew remained on scene to assist EMS with moving the large patient to his home across the street. After he was successfully returned home, command placed the box in service.

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