MVA with Entrapment – Fosdick Road - June 7, 2005

At 4:25 pm on June 7, 2005, Company’s 1 & 2 responded to a reported motor vehicle accident with a person trapped in the vehicle in the vicinity of 72 Fosdick Road. Firefighters were challenged with a difficult extrication of an adult male victim whose legs were pinned by the dashboard and brake pedal of the Ford Ranger pickup truck. During the extrication process the vehicle engine compartment burst in to flames. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control using the charged hose that firefighters routinely have standing by and ready at such accident scenes. The victim was freed and removed from the vehicle in about 15 minutes. Deputy Chief Craig Weston was in command at the scene and utilized personnel and equipment from Rescue 1 as well as Engines 1 & 2. (Photo’s by Firefighters Rob Reardon and Steve Falconer)