At 4:19 p.m. on Thursday December 10, the Brewster Fire Department was dispatched to a two car motor vehicle collision with rollover and entrapment in front of 3057 Main Street. Per protocol the Orleans Fire Department was also dispatched to the scene with an ambulance. On arrival Brewster Ambulance 244, Heavy Rescue 24, and Orleans Ambulance 172 under the direction of Orleans Chief Anthony Pike and Brewster Captain Anthony Dalmau confirmed the report from dispatch and requested the availability of Medflight due to the potential for traumatic injury to the occupant of the rolled over vehicle.
Brewster and Orleans personnel immediately stabilized the vehicle with the entrapped occupant and began an extrication operation using the “jaws of life” and cutting tools to remove the roof. Car 231 (Chief Moran) arrived on scene and assumed command of the incident. With the extrication operation underway additional Brewster personnel in Ambulance 242 arrived on scene and were assigned to evaluate the injuries of the occupant of the second vehicle involved in the crash. After finding both patients injuries to be non-life threatening Medflight was cancelled.
A roof roll back was performed on the rolled over vehicle and the patient from that vehicle was packaged and immediately transported to the hospital by Brewster Ambulance 244. The driver of the second vehicle was also packaged and transported to the hospital by Brewster Ambulance 242. Both drivers sustained non-life threatening injuries. A minor spill of fluids was mitigated by the on scene crews who stood by until the vehicles were towed from the scene. All Brewster units were placed back in service by approximately 6:46 p.m.
photos courtesy of Craig Chadwick