Submerged Vehicle w/Entrapment - Savannah Road N/O Perdue
Sunday, November 21, 2004
On November 21st, 2004 at 1929 hours, the Georgetown Fire Company was dispatched to a reported vehicle overturned into the Savannah Ditch on Savannah Road north of Perdue. Command arrived with Deputy Chief Dennis Swain onboard, and established Savannah Road Command. Command found Past Chief/Fire Commissioner Bob Ricker & his son,Jake in the water. Ricker advised Command of a possible 3 patients trapped.
Approaching 77-0, with Chief Joey Pepper & Assistant Chief Penuel Barrett onboard, was assigned to get into the water and assist with rapid extrication of the driver. Rescue 77 arrived shortly after, with Assistant Chief Mark Rogers, and assisted with the extrication in the water. In addition, Rogers was assigned by command to manage the operations of the incident. The crew in the water then lifted the vehicle up and turned it over. Engine Two's crew assisted with lifting of the patient to dry ground where patient care was transferred to Ambulance. EMS found that the patient was not breathing; however, he had a pulse. After EMS assisted the patient with his breathing, patient began to breathe on his own and regained consciousness. Patient was transported to BMC and the scene was brought under control. The SCEMS Hazmat Unit was requested by Command to assist with Decon at Station 77. Milton Ambulance 85 stood by at Station 77 during Decon.