Just after 630pm last night, the SHCo was dispatched for the reported motor vehicle crash with entrapment on Route 155, near the I-95 interchange. Quint 5, Engine 515, Rescue Engine 5, Tower 5, Chief 5, Chief 5-1 and Chief 5-2 all responded within 30 seconds of dispatch, with a staffing of 24 volunteers. Units arrived to find a guardrail that entered the passenger side front windshield and exited the left rear of the SUV, with one patient pinned. Personnel took 17 minutes to perform an extrication that included a complete roof removal, removal of two doors and a 12ft section of guardrail, that was inbedded into the car from front to rear. The patient was then transported by Harford County Department of Emergency Services EMS to the landing zone, where they were airlifted to Shock Trauma in stable condition.
FYI, SHCo purchased new HURST Jaws of Life rescue tools approximately 18 months ago that greatly out perform our previous extrication equipment, such as having the ability to cut through guardrails.