Star Award

West Willow Fire Company

Willow Street, PA

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Date of Incident:

05/16/2015

People Involved in Providing Assistance to Incident:

  • Jason Topper – Chief
  • Andy Strausner – Deputy Chief
  • Dwight Hershey – Captain
  • TJ Reinhart – Lieutenant
  • Brandon Groff – Junior Firefighter
  • Martin Harnish – Firefighter
  • Herb Harnish – Firefighter
  • Dave Lefever – Junior Firefighter
  • Robbie McFail – Firefighter
  • Shane Todd – Firefighter
  • Carlos Zeppenfeldt – Firefighter

Description of Incident:

On Saturday May 16 at 18:21 our company was dispatched to a reported vehicle accident on route 272s in the area of Herrville rd. Engine 60 arrived to find a 3 car accident with one patient trapped. crews immediately began stabilizing a dodge caliber with heavy damage on the drivers side. crews utilized Amkus spreaders to remove the drivers side door as well as both passenger side doors. crews also used Amkus cutters as well as speedway cutters to remove the roof from the vehicle. once these items were complete two Amkus spreaders were then used to lift the dash off of the patients feet and legs.

All members listed above either ran tools or assisted in setting up the tools as well as having them ready when needed. in all total (2) amkus cutters, (1) amkus speedway cutter and (2) Amkus Spreaders were used in the extrication. at one point all 5 tools were in operation at the same time.

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