Spokane Fire Department Extricates Trapped Patient

Multiple Patients Transported to Local Hospitals

AC Brian Schaeffer #509-625-7002

Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 5:14 p.m.

Last night at 10:07 p.m., multiple units from the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) along with Spokane County Fire District 10 responded to a head-on collision at Spotted Road and U.S. Highway 2 in Airway Heights.

First arriving fire crews reported an SUV had collided with a piece of fire apparatus from Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Firefighters immediately began the complex extrication process of rescuing the severely injured patient from inside the SUV and providing aid to multiple other patients. Within one hour, the patient was safely removed from the vehicle and all patients were transported to local hospitals by American Medical Response (AMR).

As the summer months begin and more motorists are on the road, area residents and visitors are reminded to use caution when driving. Drivers must yield the right-of-way to emergency vehicles, pull to the right of the roadway for lights and sirens and allow for extra room when passing crews working at the scene of emergency incidents.