The 24 hours beginning at 08:00 on Wednesday Aug. 22 saw a number of significant runs for Station 82 and Engine 88’s A Platoon. While out performing inspections, Engine 88 was dispatched for a 2 car MVA on Rt. 42. just before 15:00. Upon arrival, they and Squad 85 extricated one patient for transport to the hospital. About an hour after clearing from there, they were dispatched again for a head on collision on Somerdale Rd., where they provided road hazard mitigation and patient care for 3 victims that were all transported to Cooper Trauma. As they were returning to station, they took in another MVA in the Glendora section of town along with Rescue 82.
An hour later, Ladder 82 and Engine 88 responded to a reported dwelling fire in 83’s local. A malfunction in the homes electrical system was quickly handled and turned over to Engine 83. Just minutes after clearing from that call, the station was dispatched once again for an MVA on Rt. 42.. With almost no break, yet another dwelling fire was reported in 84’s local. This too proved to be a malfunction with the electric in the home.
The rest of the evening remained quiet, however just before 04:00, Engine 88 was dispatched back to Blackwood to aid GTEMS with a medical emergency. The runs didn’t end there, however, as just before 07:00, another fire was reported at the Millbridge Garden Apartments. Engine 88’s crew arrived to a smoke condition in the apartment, and discovered a malfunctioning AC unit, and were able to handle alone.
Rt 42. photos courtesy of Lambs Terrace Fire Company.