Santa Barbara County Providers Assist in Dramatic Extrication - Major Incidents - @ JEMS.com


Santa Barbara County Providers Assist in Dramatic Extrication

 

 
 
 

From the March 2012 Issue | Friday, March 23, 2012


Santa Barbara County (Calif.) firefighters and paramedics, assisted by AMR ambulance personnel and the California Highway Patrol, prepare to move the last of three victims extricated from their car to a waiting medical helicopter. Firefighters worked for just under two hours to extricate three members of a family after the car they were riding in was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on Highway 101 just south of Buellton and dragged under the trailer to a resting position hanging off of a bridge. The big-rig dropped off the bridge and exploded 100 feet below, killing the driver. The mother was freed from the vehicle after her two young children were extricated from the wreckage. A military convoy delayed by the highway incident offered the rescue crews a heavy-duty fork lift that played a key role in the stabilization of the car hanging precariously off the bridge./Photo Keith Cullom




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: Major Incidents, Extrication and Rescue, Keith Cullom, EMS in Action, Jems EMS in Action

 
What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Salt Lake City Firefighters Injured in Firehouse Fire

Nine sent to a hospital with smoke inhalation.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Pennsylvania Paramedic Killed in the Line of Duty

West End Ambulance medic killed at accident scene.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Wesleyan Students Hospitalized for Overdose

11 students transported to local hospitals.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Rigs Going in Service from EMS Today 2015

Snap shots of some of the vehicles at EMS Today that will be on the streets soon
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Florida Hospital Fire

Fire halts construction project at Tampa cancer center.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


More Product Videos >