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1-Hour Rescue Effort by EMTs Frees Driver in Truck Crash

Issue 2 and Volume 127.

1-Hour Rescue Effort by EMTs Frees Driver in Truck Crash A driver with two broken legs was so completely encapsuled in the crushed wreckage of his cab after a two-truck crash that Madison, Wis., Fire Department members had to work for more than an hour to free him. During this time, department emergency medical technicians maintained the driver in a stable condition. Emergency Medical Services Unit 68 was dispatched to the crash on East Washington Avenue at 1:03 p.m. last October 17 and because of additional phone calls, District Chief Glenn Wilcox, Engine 8 and Truck 8 were soon dispatched. Wilcox asked for a situation report from the first-in unit while he was on the way to the scene. When he was told that a semi-trailer tanker and a semi-trailer dry cargo truck had crashed, Wilcox called for Engine 43, a special flammable liquids apparatus. Area foamed The EMTs found…

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