On May 23, 2023, the Wilmington Fire Department was dispatched for an injured person on a vessel in the Delaware River. Responding units received a report of a male who was injured from a fall aboard the Integrity, which was anchored in the Delaware River. Engine 2 proceeded to Fire Station 7, retrieved Marine 7, and proceeded to the anchored vessel. Wilmington Police Department placed Marine 2 into service and provided transportation of New Castle County Medics to the Integrity. Additionally, Fireboat 7 was placed into service with St. Francis EMTs, County Medics, Squad 4 and Battalion Chief District 2. The patient was packaged by Wilmington firefighters with the assistance of New Castle County Medics and St. Francis EMTs providing patient care. A crane located on the Integrity was used to lower the patient onto Fireboat 7 and he was transported approximately a half mile by Fireboat 7 to the Auto-Berth at the Port of Wilmington, where Ladder 1 members assisted offloading the patient. Trooper 4 was utilized to transport the patient from the Port of Wilmington to Christiana Hospital. Approximately 27 personnel from several agencies responded to the accident. The following units responded: Engine 2, Squad 4, Ladder 1, Battalion-1, Battalion-2, Battalion-4, UAV-3, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Paramedics, Wilmington Police Department, and Delaware State Police.

– Submitted by Matthew Marsella