Recently, Kentland Rescue Engine 33 was dispatched to the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Highway and Whitfield Chapel Road. While responding, the run was upgraded to an MVA with entrapment. RE 33 arrived to find a three-vehicle accident with a SUV on its side and the occupant still in the vehicle. The crew stabilized the vehicle with Paratech struts and the winch from RE 33 to create a tie back. Once the vehicle was stabilized, cuts were made on the posts at the top of the vehicle as well as relief cuts to some of the bottom posts in order to flap the roof down and provide access to the patient. The patient was turned over to EMS and Company 33 returned to the Landover Road firehouse.
– Photo courtesy of Kentland FD