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Nelson Fire Department kept busy responding to a dozen calls

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 17th, 2014

Nelson Fire Department concluded a busy 12-call weekend that included two motor vehicle accidents, one requiring the Jaws of Life, one rescue call, seven first responder calls, as well as a handful of public safety and by-law enforcement calls.

Saturday (March 15) crews were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle that had ended up in a yard. 

Firefighters arrived to find no one was injured and there were no hazards at the accident scene.

Firefighters remained on the scene while the vehicle to ensure that no issues developed.

Later in the day on Saturday the crews were called to a motor vehicle accident at Cedar and Carbonate Street intersection.

After arriving on the scene, firefighters assessed the vehicles and patients with the assistance of EHS. 

It was determined that one patient was going to need to be removed from the passenger side with the Jaws of Life as spinal precautions were going to be used.

Firefighters used the new cordless Jaws that had been put into service only weeks earlier.  The new tools sped up the extrication effort greatly as the patient had been removed from the vehicle only 12 minutes after arriving on scene.

Friday (March 14), Nelson Fire Department was called to attend to a residence to assist with gaining access.

The resident had not been contacted for an extended period of time. 

The responding firefighter was able to gain access to a second story window using a twenty foot extension ladder and discovered the occupant in medical distress. 

The firefighter assessed, treated and monitored the patient until EHS arrived.

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