South Carolina Firefighters Extricate One From Ambulance

On the afternoon of May 12th, Horry County Fire Rescue, Conway Fire Department and The Horry County Rescue Squad where dispatched to MVA with entrapment involving an ambulance.

Medic 261 and EMS 1 arrived to find a private ambulance on its passenger side with one employee trapped and one patient in the second car.

As patient contact was being initiated by EMS, fire department units began to arrive and stabilized the ambulance.

Using rescue tools from E23 and R2 the ambulance company employee was removed in just under 30 minutes with moderate injuries and was transported by M261 to Conway Hospital.

Having never had the chance to extricate a person from an ambulance the extrication was very thought out and precise.

This desire to take time was compounded by knowing the patient. All units cleared the scene in about an hour.