Firefighters Extricate Heavily Entrapped Driver

October 17, 2020 - At approximately 15:50 crews were dispatched to the area of mile marker 21.6 eastbound on Interstate 80 for a possible motor vehicle accident and car fire. 
Chief 91 responded immediately, and upon arrival, a vehicle was located off the roadway in the woods, not on fire. As Chief 91 sized up the scene, he informed dispatch and incoming units of a car v tree, with a heavily entrapped driver.
Heavy Rescue 91-75, along with Rescue 91-74 and Utility 91-84, went responding within minutes of the initial dispatch. Upon arrival on scene crews went to work stabilizing and extricating the patient.  Due to the extent of injuries Chief 91 requested a Medivac to land on the highway to transport the patient to a trauma center. Also requested was manpower from Hope Fire Department (38 Fire) for assistance with the landing zone and extrication efforts.
The patient was removed from the vehicle in a short time and transferred to Medical Crews from Hackettstown First Aid and Rescue Squad, and Lakeland Emergency Squad.
Also assisting on the scene were:
New Jersey State Police

Hope Volunteer Fire Department - Station 38 Fire
Allamuchy-Green First Aid Squad
Hackettstown First Aid and Rescue Squad
Lakeland Emergency Squad
New Jersey Department of Transportation
Atlantic Air Ambulance

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