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Vehicle Extrication: Motor Vehicle Accident in PA Parking Garage Provides Lessons for Firefighters

By Jim Kutz One of the reasons most of us became firefighters--besides helping people and giving back to the community--is that every day is different. Knowing that no two runs will be the same is what makes this job exciting. Recently, while working the night shift, I was especially reminded that there is no "routine call." This wasn't some huge conflagration with wild rescues to be made, but an incident that evolved into something quite different and challenging. (1) Exterior of Allentown City Hall. I was the acting captain this particular night. Sometime after dinner, my engine was dispatched code yellow (non-emergency) to a vehicle accident into a building at the multi-stor...

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