The Rand (WV) Volunteer Fire Department County Station 4, was dispatched to an MVA with a car into a house and entrapment in the 4900 block of Raven Drive. Due to the nature of the call, and anticipating the need for additional personnel and equipment, Malden Station 3 was requested. Arriving units found three injured victims. One in the front room beside a red SUV, one inside and one pinned under the left front chassis. One victim was transported in short order, one was removed from inside the vehicle within 45 minutes, and the final victim took almost two hours to extricate due to the weakened structure, which impeded normal rescue techniques. Team work at its finest included Rand Station 4, Malden Station 3, multiple units from Kanawha County Ambulance, Sheriff’s Department, Kanawha County Emergency Management, Hutches Wrecker Service, Kanawha County 911, and neighbors who assisted dealing with family members who came on scene.
– Bottom photos courtesy of Rand VFD