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Vehicle Extrication: Ocala (FL) Firefighters Extricate Two from Truck - Fire Engineering

By Brian Stoothoff A Ford F-250 pickup truck left the road and overturned, coming to rest on its side against a severed concrete power pole carrying 7,200 volts in Ocala, Florida, this morning. Firefighters responded to a 911 call at 4:47 this morning. The first engine company, rescue vehicle, and battalion chief to arrive on scene were dispatched from a fire station just down the road, located several hundred feet east on Southwest 20th Street. According to Battalion Chief Mark McEarchern, firefighters used several sets of hydraulic extrication equipment and hand tools to safely remove the two heavily entrapped occupants. Firefighters remained on scene for more than five hours. It took ...

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