House Fire in Clinton with Multiple Rescues (Photos, Video, Audio)
Shortly before 0630 hours this morning 911 calls began flooding into Public Safety Communications advising there was a house on fire on Branch Avenue. The address was updated enroute and the companies arrived to find a detached single family home with fire showing from the home.
Company 27 had two suppression crews, but the Rescue Squad was the only unit on the initial dispatch – the Rescue Engine would later respond on the Working Fire Dispatch. Arriving shortly after the first due engine company the Rescue Squad went to work searching.
Engine Co. 25 found a victim and removed them as the Squad made entry.
Personnel from Company 25 quickly relayed there may be another victim. Having six volunteers, the Rescue Squad split crews and Team-A started the search. They located a victim in a bedroom and notified the incident commander of the same. The three individual team began the effort of removing the victim.
Video from Battalion.TV
Patient care was turned over to awaiting units and the patient was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Twelve (12) hours after the incident the victim is still alive and reportedly listed in critical, but stable condition.
Everyone on the fireground performed in the highest traditions of the fire service and we commend them for their actions.
The Team-A members consisted of Lieutenant McKnight, Firefighter/EMT Spencer and Firefighter/EMT Favret.
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