Busy Day… EMS Assist, Water Rescue and Vehicle Accident… 7-3-2013

Station 30 crews had a busy day on Wednesday, starting with an EMS Assist run supporting Frankton Ambulance 1. That run was dispatched at 2:18 p.m. and Station 30 units were clear of the scene and back in service at 2:49. Before the crew had even left the station from that run, they were dispatched over to Perkinsville for a possible river rescue.

Rescue 35 was dispatched at 3:22 p.m. to the boat landing in Perkinsville upon a report of a stranded kayaker who had called to say that his kayak was stuck on a tree and he was out of the boat. Arriving on-scene at 3:36, Asst. Chief Josh Hendrick established Perkinsville Command and set out to assess the situation. Lapel Station 70 was dispatched for mutual aid, and Pendleton’s rescue boat was requested due to the nature of the situation. Pendleton’s Car 1 requested that a swift water rescue team be called in, so the Hamilton County Water Rescue team was also dispatched. Pendleton arrived and put their boat in upriver of the reported location of the kayak, and the Hamilton County water rescue team were put on standby when the Pendleton crew was able to locate the stranded kayaker. They retrieved the kayaker from the water at 4:11, and returned both kayak and kayaker to the boat landing at 4:17. The Madison County Sheriff’s Dept., Frankton Ambulance and Rural Metro also responded, in addition to multiple units from FVFD, Pendleton, Lapel and Fishers/Hamilton County. All units returned to service at 4:41 p.m.

A few of the responding units are below, including Lapel’s Rescue 74 and the Fishers Tactical Rescue. Photos by FVFD Cpt. Scott Matson.

Fishers Tactical Rescue

Several of the responding units...

At 4:29, while still on scene in Perkinsville, Station 30 was dispatched to a car-vs-van vehicle accident at the corner of CR 900W and CR 500N. Cpt. Scott Matson went directly to the scene, arriving at 4:32, and established 500N Command, along with a crew from Lapel Fire Dept. and Frankton Ambulance. Rescue 35 joined them shortly afterwards, after finalizing the river rescue incident. Two patients from the van were transported by Frankton Ambulances 2 & 3, and Midland Towing was called to remove the vehicles. Station 30 personnel handled scene cleanup and assisted Madison County Sheriff’s Dept. with traffic control, while crew members from both Lapel and Frankton looked after a canine who’d been a passenger in the van. All units returned to service at 5:34 except those tasked with dogsitting at the scene. After waiting for someone to come and retrieve the dog for the family, the sheriff’s department was able to make contact with the family at the hospital and get an address, and the dog returned home and secured at 1804.

Looking from the Prius, in the intersection, to the van in the cornfield.

Looking from the Prius, in the intersection, to the van in the cornfield.

The Prius...

The Prius…

The van...

The van…

Third occupant of van gets checked over by Lapel firefighters

Third occupant of van gets checked over by Lapel firefighters

Seemingly unfazed by his wild ride through the cornfield, this boy patiently waited for a ride home.

Seemingly unfazed by his wild ride through the cornfield, this boy patiently waited for a ride home.

When the Lapel crew went back in service, our new friend hung out w/ Asst. Chief Hendrick for awhile.

When the Lapel crew went back in service, our new friend hung out w/ Asst. Chief Hendrick for awhile.

It was hot outside, so our four-footed friend got a chance to cool off in the air-conditioned car while waiting to find out if someone was going to be able to come pick him up.

It was hot outside, so our four-footed friend got a chance to cool off in the air-conditioned car while waiting to find out if someone was going to be able to come pick him up.

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