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Car Fire on I291 on 8/24/2021

Tuesday, August 24 at approximately 9:15 AM
*Car Fire and multiple other calls*
This morning at approximately 9:15 AM the SWFD responded to a car fire in the northbound lanes of Route 5, north of Sullivan Avenue. Engines 2, 3, and 4 responded.
While operating at the car fire, three separate commercial fire alarms came in within a minute of each other, all in different areas of town. Engines 2 and 4 were released and responded to two of the alarms respectively, and Manchester Fire Department 8th District responded mutual aid to the third. Employees reported the odor of smoke in the building at one of the fire alarms, and Engine 4 added Broad Brook Fire Department to that assignment. All ended up being false alarms.

Rescue Entrapment in Car 8/24/2021

Tuesday August 24, 2021 - 2:00 AM

SWFD and South Windsor Police Department are out with a single car MVA, rollover with entrapment at the intersection of Ellington Road and Northview. One patient was extricated and sustained only minor injuries.






Rescue Entrapment on 7/15/2021

*Construction Incident*
July 15, 2021 @ 2:15 PM
The South Windsor Fire Department along with Ambulance Service of Manchester and South Windsor Police Department were dispatched to the area of Buckland Road and Deming Street for the report of a construction worker pinned underneath a pipe on a construction site.
Cars 29, 10, and 11 responded along with Rescue 5 and Engines 2, 3, and 4. Upon arrival of Police and Fire, the pipe had already been lifted off the patient by construction workers via a chain and an excavator. The patient had originally been working on a system underneath the pipe that broke, approximately 6 feet deep in a trench. Workers had moved the patient out of the deep, compromised area of the trench as emergency services arrived on scene and began to assess and render aid. A second patient was located who injured his hand while removing the pipe from the first patient.
Crews finished removing the patient from the trench and both patients were transported to the hospital. The road was shut down and OSHA was called to the scene. The cause of the incident is under investigation by OSHA.

Rescue Entrapment 4/18/2021

Sunday April 18, 2021:
Machinery Rescue

Crews responded to Aldi’s distribution center, 295 Rye Street, for a reported person trapped in a large trash compactor. Car 12 and Car 15 responded with Engine 8 and Rescue 5. The patient was located with his foot trapped between a 4x4 constructed pallet and a steel compact plate.

Rescue Squad members went to work to free the patient after ensuring the machine was powered off, locked out and tagged out. The patient was freed approximately 15 minutes later. The patient was injured, but the injuries were non-life threatening.

In recent weeks, SWFD and the Rescue Squad have responded to two finger/hand entrapments, an arm/chest impalement/entrapment, and now this leg/foot entrapment. The Rescue Squad has put in some serious training on machinery rescue, both in-house and with Take The Door Training, and it’s really come through recently on emergencies.

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