Two Extricated After Head-On Collision in Maryland

On Wednesday, March 7, 2004, Williamsport Engine Company 2, Rescue Squad 29, and Medic 29 in Washington County, Maryland, responded to a personal injury accident on Spielman Road in the area of Fallingwaters Road.

Lieutenant 2 of Williamsport Fire (Engine Co. 2) was first on scene at 3:57 PM, to find two vehicles involved in a head-on collision. Lieutenant 2 placed Spielman Road command in effect and reported that he had two priority 1 patients, both entrapped.

A second medic unit from Company 29 was started while crews on scene assessed patients and began extricating them.

After assessment it was found that the two entrapped patients were priority 1 multiple system trauma patients. A third patient was also classified as a priority 3 check only. A third unit was started from Rescue Company 26 to handle that patient who was not entrapped.

Command was able to report to Fire & Rescue that the first extrication was complete at 4:23 PM and the second extrication was logged as being completed at 4:32 PM.

All patients involved in the accident were transported to Washington County Trauma Center. Williamsport Rescue Engine 22 remained on scene for a short period after the extrications until all hazards could be removed. Command was terminated at 5:10 PM.

Companies on the call were: Williamsport Fire Company 2, Williamsport Rescue Company 29, Halfway Fire and EMS Company 26.