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05-27-2012, 01:32 PM
Serious crash closes Route 2 in Calvert County - WTOP.com (http://www.wtop.com/46/2880740/Serious-crash-closes-Route-2-in-Calvert-County)
05-27-2012, 02:38 PM
I heard this call go out this morning. Didnt sound good, first report from one of the chiefs was, headon, cars totally involved in fire, 3 ejected, with CPR on one victim, and 3 trapped in one of the cars. At first I thought it might have been a drill, I wasnt completely awake, but then after listening for awhile, I heard them ask for more ambulances and medic's and the request for choppers.
05-27-2012, 04:00 PM
Freaked when i read this, my sonster was heading that way at that time on his way from Huntingtown to Lothian, did not see anything. He must have literally been one or two minutes ahead of it. As soon as i read this earlier called him and he did arrive at his destination safely and did not see any traffic backups at all. He left our house at 10:50.
05-28-2012, 12:44 AM
"Chief 5 arrived on location as the call was being dispatched and assisted 5-6 bystanders with removing the 3 males from the burning vehicle."
Job Well Done by the bystanders who did CPR on the patients!!!!! (http://www.thebaynet.com/news/index.cfm/fa/viewstory/story_ID/27812) Read the entire story on Baynet.!!
This was a near perfect accident ( response time and manpower) in the manner of which Chief 5 was on the scene as the call went out and the number of bystanders that stepped up to the plate and really made a difference!!
If you do not know CPR, go and learn as you will never know when you will be called upon to use it and save a life ( or 2)!!!
This is a horrific accident with an incredible outcome!
I hope all involved pull thru!
05-28-2012, 03:27 AM
Head on Collision Leaves Five Hospitalized | Southern Maryland News Net (http://smnewsnet.com/archives/15286)
Below is a copy of the actual email from Jonathan Riffe, the Fire Chief at Huntingtown VFD
We had a two-car head on accident at the Route 2 Park & Ride in Sunderland with 5 priority 1 patients. I arrived on location as the call was being dispatched and assisted 5-6 bystanders with removing the 3 males from the burning vehicle. 2 of the patients were not breathing and bystander CPR was begun at my request on both males. The third male was in and out of consciousness. I walked to the 2nd vehicle and found the female driver in and out of consciousness asking for her baby. Another bystander and I began frantically rummaging through the back seat and found an 8 year girl also in and out of consciousness. I was on scene approximately 5-6 mins before FD apparatus arrived.
I want you express my gratitude and thanks to your members for their actions on today's incident. We had more than enough manpower (over 40 volunteers responded to the sene), sufficient apparatus and communications went well. At the conclusion of the incident I had all personnel report to the IC post for a quick debriefing and critique. Everybody remained calm and collected and the end result was positive. The two males that had CPR performed on them WERE revived by the bystanders performing CPR. All 5 patients were flown to local trauma centers via 3 helicopters (Trooper 2, Trooper 7 and Eagle 1) I'm fortunate to have been involved in the incident, in command, chief of a great department and chair of chief council. We have a great system in Calvert and its because of all of you. Again, thanks and please spread this amongst your rank and file.
To Communcations---excellent job by the dispatchers working the call. Please forward this to them too!
Units on scene:
Huntingtown VFD Chief 6, Chief 6B, Chief 6C, Safety Officer 6, Captain Clark, Lt Fitzgerald, Sergeant Montgomery, Engine 61, Engine 62, Squad 6, Tanker 6, Ambulance 68 and Ambulance 69.
Dunkirk VFD: Chief 5A, Chief 5B, Safety Officer 5, Engine 51, Squad 5, Ambulance 58 and Ambulance 59.
North Beach VFD: Chief 1, Chief 1B, Ambulance 19
Prince Frederick Chief 2C
Medic Unit: Medic 101, Medic 103, Medic 105 and several other Medics that showed up in their personal vehicle to assist (many thanks).
Fire Chief, Huntingtown VFD/Chair Chief Council
Sergeant, DC Fire & EMS Department
Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute Instructor
Co-owner, Southern MD CPR & First Aid Training
Here is a link to the audio of the calvert dispatch and command center/units on scene - pretty impressive to hear how well they handled it. Thank you to all of our volunteers!
ScanMD Fire/Rescue Videos and Photography (http://www.scanmd.org/index.cfm?fs=audio.audioView&Doc_ID=273)
once you click on this link, there is an attachment to click on to play it.
Jon Riffe is one of the best chiefs in the tri-county area. He's very pro-active at everything he does and always finds himself in the right place at the right time. He's pretty highly regarded in the fire service in Southern Maryland.
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