Christmas Eve and weekend calls keep emergency teams busy
According to the Garrison Volunteer Fire Company, at 11:37 p.m. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, the chief and firefighters responded to a car accident with a pumper engine with Hurst Jaws of Life tools, for a driver in need of extraction who hit a tree on Route 9 near Oak Hollow and Watergrass Lane.
North Highland Fire Department’s chief, assistant chief and additional firefighters responded in mutual aid with a rescue truck.
The driver was cut out of the car, and the Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps took the patient to the hospital. State police had closed the road, and the Sheriff’s Department provided assistance.
In addition, at 2:58 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, the GVFC received a traumatic injury call; Chief Jim Erickson, assistant chiefs and other firefighters responded with a brushfire truck towing an Argo all-terrain vehicle to locate and assist a victim with a possible broken arm on the Moneyhole Mountain Trail near Indian Brook Road and Dennytown Road.
Two assistant chiefs hiked in to meet the injured hiker, began medical support and walked the victim out to a Garrison ambulance. Advanced Life Support (ALS) paramedics also responded.
Photo courtesy of GVFC