Serious wrecks keep Fire District 1 on the run

<I>Pacific County Fire District 1</I><BR>Firefighter/Paramedic David Allsup talks to the trapped patient of rollover vehicle accident on Sandridge Road.

PENINSULA - Last week Pacific County Fire District No. 1 responded to two serious motor vehicle accidents.

The first occurred Monday, Aug. 6, on Highway 103 at 245th. The initial dispatch at 10:27 p.m. reported a single-vehicle rollover accident with a victim trapped and the vehicle on fire. The first arriving engine arrived within five minutes to find a vehicle on fire and unoccupied. It was reported that a bystander assisted the female driver out of the vehicle before it caught fire. Fire crews extinguished the fire, while fire district medical crews assessed, treated, and then transported the patient to Ocean Beach Hospital. A total of 11 fire personnel responded on one engine, two ambulances and two water tenders.

The second accident occurred on Aug. 8 at Sandridge Road at 240th. The initial dispatch was received at 3:19 p.m. reporting an unknown injury motor vehicle accident. The first unit arrived three minutes later to find a single vehicle rollover accident with the vehicle resting upside down. One patient had been assisted out of the car by bystanders prior to the arrival of fire district units, while another occupant remained trapped. Fire district crews extricated the second patient within 15 minutes. Medical crews treated and transported the patient to Ocean Beach Hospital for evaluation. A total of nine fire personnel responded on one engine, two ambulances, and one command unit.

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