08/19/12 Route 460 MVA

Posted on August 19, 2012

In the early morning hours of 08/19/12, Company 4 responded to assist with a vehicle extrication on Route 460. An eastbound vehicle struck a pedestrian shortly after 2 AM, resulting in the Toyota Camry leaving the roadway before coming to a rest in the trees. The pedestrian dies at the scene and the driver of the vehicle later succumbed to her injuries as well. Two other vehicle occupants were extricated and flown from the scene. 

Below is a link to the news article of the incident. Our condolences to all of the families involved.


08/23/12 Structural Collapse

Posted on August 23, 2012

Shortly before 1400 hours on 08/23/12, Company 4 and Medic 42 responded to a structural collapse of a two-story garage. The resident was able to escape injury at the time of the collapse. The scene was secured and was turned over to the Building Inspector.

08/25/12 Squirrel Level Road MVA

Posted on August 25, 2012

Company 4 responded to a single-vehicle MVA around 1030 hours on 08/25/12 on Squirrel Level Road near Reedy Ln. The vehicle involved left the roadway on the right shoulder, over-corrected, and overturned into the trees left of the road. No medical treatment was necessary since the occupant left the scene.

08/27/12 Vaughan Road Fire

Posted on August 28, 2012

At 2022 hours  on 08/27/12, Company 4 was dispatched to smoke inside a residence in the 8100 block of Vaughan Road. Initial reports indicated that the occupants were out of the structure. Access was hindered due to house numbers not being displayed on the visible side of the mail box and a long gravel driveway with low-hanging tree limbs that impeded the fire apparatus.

First in personnel from Truck 4 were carried to the scene by the smaller medic unit. Soon after the residents were confirmed to be out of the house and the initial size-up was made, Engine 4 made access past the wooded driveway. Moments later Engine 6 from Carson also arrived. The fire was contained to the kitchen area, but due to the the need to control the electrical utilities and impingement of the wall through to the exterior, the Red Cross had to be called to support the residents. No injuries were reported by fire personnel and one resident was transported for medical evaluation. 

Tanker 4 and Tanker 6 were also on location but were fortunately not needed due to the containment of the fire.