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High Angle Rescue of Injured Person

Friday, July 21, 2017

On July 19th The Talleyville Fire Company was initially dispatched for an injured person from a fall. The Talleyville BLS crew arrived to find an adult female inside of an old stone water tower, near the top, injured from falling off a ladder. The patient was assessed by the medical crews and additional resources were requested, adding Wilmington Fire Department Ladder 2 and Squad 4 as part of the high angle county response.  
Upon arrival of the Wilmington units, crews teamed up with rescuers from the Talleyville Fire Company to prepare the patient for a rescue utilizing the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit, Trooper 4. The crews stabilized and packaged the patient for raise and lower operation using Trooper 4. The patient was flown from the tower to a nearby field were the patient was transferred to awaiting ground units. The patient was transported to the Wilmington Hospital by Talleyville Fire Company. The incident was placed under control by the incident commander, Talleyville Fire Chief Tom Looney.
Approximately 20 fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene. The following departments responded: Talleyville Fire Company, Wilmington Fire Department, the New Castle County High Angle Confined Space Rescue (HACSR) team, New Castle County Paramedics, and Delaware State Police Aviation Unit.

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