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La Grange Park Fire Department / Brookfield Fire Department

Incident Information

Date of Incident:

09/09/2017

People Involved in Providing Assistance to Incident:

La Grange Park Fire Department Personnel –
LT Steve Storey
FF/PM Andrew Bednar
FF/PM Mike Schwerin
FF/PM Brian Wittman
FF/EMT Mike Hughes
FF/EMT Chad Raupp
FF/EMT Josh Johnsen
FF/EMT Joe Palicka
FF Evan Lilly
Chief Dean Maggos

Brookfield Fire Department Personnel –
LT Matt Dubik
FF/PM Charles Romeo
FF/PM Patrick McBrien
FF/PM Nicholas Witteman
FF/PM David Andel

Description of Incident:

La Grange Park fire companies, an ALS ambulance and a rescue-engine, responded to a two vehicle crash involving an SUV and a passenger car. Upon arrival heavy damage was apparent and the driver of the car was severely pinned. The incident occurred on 31st St., a border street between La Grange Park and Brookfeild. Upon seeing the condition of both vehicles, the La Grange Park Chief requested Brookfield to also respond with and ambulance and their truck, which carries their extrication equipment. Both departments currently carry AMKUS equipment. During the extrication, multiple AMKUS cutters, spreaders, and rams were utilized to affect the rescue. The driver’s legs were severely pinned in the vehicle, and the position/location of his legs complicated the extrication.

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