Patient Care, Trauma

Three Fire Companies Work to Extricate Around Downed Power Lines

Issue 12 and Volume 39.

Fire-rescue and EMS units from Goshen, Malvern and Fame (West Chester County, Penn.) fire companies work to extricate the entrapped victim of a single car. The driver and only occupant of the vehicle collided with a utility pole. Initial access to the patient was hampered by the vehicle’s entanglement in energized power lines. (See inset photo.) The patient was transported to the trauma center at Paoli Memorial Hospital for chest injuries.

Patient Care, Rescue & Vehicle Extrication, Trauma

Three Fire Companies Work to Extricate Around Downed Power Lines

Issue 12 and Volume 39.

Fire-rescue and EMS units from Goshen, Malvern and Fame (West Chester County, Penn.) fire companies work to extricate the entrapped victim of a single car. The driver and only occupant of the vehicle collided with a utility pole. Initial access to the patient was hampered by the vehicle’s entanglement in energized power lines. (See below photo.) The patient was transported to the trauma center at Paoli Memorial Hospital for chest injuries.